Re: Does ice and cold water have the same effect?
i just use the coldest water out of my tap which usually isnt very cold (ground temp is pretty close to 55 ish everywhere so your cold water is around that give or take). i hadnt used ice for a while so i tried it one night, put as much ice as i could and the flavor was rather weak, it kinda sucked. the smoothness is only slightly more compared to much more flavor loss.
so to answer the question yes cold water does the same thing just not in the same extent and it seems like a lot of people here prefer it that way