Originally Posted by EvanW
when I first started getting in to hookah, I was always told ice EVERY time. This is apparently not the case, but I've never tried ice or warm water so I can hardly tell you if there is a difference.
With ice in my base the smoke is slightly cooler, not that it is ever warm with just room temperature water. The major reason i don't do it is because i notice a loss of subtle flavors if the temperature of my smoke drops too much.