When a bowl is \"cherried\" it means that the bowl is lit and burning. The herb will take on a glowing color like that of a lit charcoal. It is bad etiquette to light a cherried bowl. What you want to do is just hit the bowl by sucking in and letting the cherry burn the meds on its own. A cherried bowl is useful when you are sitting in a circle orΜwhen itΜis windy out andΜusing a lighter is difficult.