The Ice Chamber is supposed to hold ice. It's supposed to help cool down the stem, thus cooling down the smoke as one smokes thru the hookah.
And as to if it works, tt all depends on who you ask. Some say it work, others say it's there for looks. Considering the small time the smoke would be passing thru the "ice chamber" section, I don't believe that the smoke would be cooled very much. Chilling the whole stem &/or base or adding crushed iced to the base water would offer more of a cooling effect, IMO.
Last edited by sammniamii; March 6th, 2008 at 03:09 PM.