Originally Posted by usmc70_14
Thanks for the tips... Is it safe to assume that chillers are pointless and that I should just stick with ice in the base and using a refrigerated stem.
No no no.. They are not pointless.. They do work very well, if you want ice'd down hookah sessions. I think it does a great job of cooling the smoke down, with less loss of flavor than ice in the base.
I do like it best when its hot out, so my smoke stays cool.. Otherwise I don't use it as much. Either way, they look pretty cool, don't have too much of a premium, and it does give you another option to play with.
Its up to you if cooling down the smoke is important or not.