Re: Does ice and cold water have the same effect?
Depends on how cold it is; think about it, if the water temperature with ice in the bowl is hanging around 32 - 34 degrees Fahrenheit (which you could really only hold constant with ice in the bowl) it might have the same effect. But cold water, at say, 40 degrees or higher would in theory do the same thing but not at the same intensity.
Bottom line is, FLAVOR IS MORE IMPORTANT THAN SMOKE. Some people may disagree, but I don't understand the whole cloud frenzy. If you enjoy the flavor and the buzz, who cares about the clouds?!