Re: Cool hookah
In reality, all the ice chamber hookahs do, is cool the smoke better. But if you don't have an ice chamber, you can easily create the same effect by putting lots of crushed ice in the base and/or chilling the hookah in the fridge before-hand. It won't add or subtract flavor and it won't add or subtract smoke, regardless of wether you smoke with or without an ice chamber.
I usually prefer just smoking with chilled water. I used to always put ice, but got tired of setting up that way. My sessions didn't get any worse or better once I stopped using ice. The smoke was a bit warmer, but nothing drastic or unbearable. Flavor and smoke thickness stayed the same...