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Ice Cold, Room Temp, or Warm Water?

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View Poll Results: What temperature do you keep your base water?
Ice Cold 63 62.38%
Room Temp 35 34.65%
Warm 3 2.97%
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Old April 7th, 2009, 06:27 AM
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Question Ice Cold, Room Temp, or Warm Water?

I am interested to know who puts what kind of water in the base and why?
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Old April 7th, 2009, 06:44 AM
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mostly i keep room temp as i dont change my water every smoke.. so the 1st smoke its usually with colder water.. but there isnt much of a different
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Old April 7th, 2009, 07:54 AM
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Default Re: Ice Cold, Room Temp, or Warm Water?

ice water. It makes a cooler smoke that dissipates slower which makes it better for doing rings and such. And with mint flavors, the colder it is, the more flavor you get.
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Old April 7th, 2009, 07:58 AM
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Default Re: Ice Cold, Room Temp, or Warm Water?

i put cool water....not quite ice cold....not quite room temp...but i marked it as room temp.

i like flavor, and as long as the smoke isnt hot im happy.
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Old April 7th, 2009, 08:16 AM
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i put the water as cold as it can come out of the tap but i smoke 2-3 bowls in a row so the water warms up some but still stays pretty much room temp. i tried doing very ice heavy ice water a week or so ago and it was not good, messed with my heat management some since it was harder for me to notice harshness a bit and it seemed to mess with the flavor some

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Old April 7th, 2009, 10:12 AM
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ice cold all the way warm just dosent feal right
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Always in the middle.
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Old April 7th, 2009, 10:32 AM
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she totally never said that ender.
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Old April 7th, 2009, 10:49 AM
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I never even bother I just run the sink lol


I'm getting ready to relax so I dont want to worry about a damn thing more thna getting the coals lit and tobacco packed.
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Default Re: Ice Cold, Room Temp, or Warm Water?

I live in a place with an industrial ice maker, so I fill my KM vase all the way to the top with ice, then I put enough tap water to make the water level just to the end of te stem. I do this first before lighting coals or packing bowls, so by the time I'm done with all that, the water has settled just the right height above the end of the stem.
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Old April 7th, 2009, 01:03 PM
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Throw a handfull of ice in my QT base, then fill with room temp RO water. Ice normally melts before the bowl is dead, though.
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Default Re: Ice Cold, Room Temp, or Warm Water?

I use tap water... should have listed that as a poll option.
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I use tap water... should have listed that as a poll option.

wouldn't that be room temp?

i turn my water to cold, no ice just cold water.
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Old April 7th, 2009, 02:32 PM
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Default Re: Ice Cold, Room Temp, or Warm Water?

from my experiences:

cool water: great flavor, a little bit less smoke (but there's still a lot, you know).

room temp: good flavor, good smoke.

warm water: practically no flavor, tons of smoke. (this way sucks, it's like breathing in smoke with no taste)
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from my experiences:

cool water: great flavor, a little bit less smoke (but there's still a lot, you know).

room temp: good flavor, good smoke.

warm water: practically no flavor, tons of smoke. (this way sucks, it's like breathing in smoke with no taste)
you know i got less flavor with really cold water
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you know i got less flavor with really cold water
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really? hmm. well maybe i should experiment again.
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Old April 7th, 2009, 02:59 PM
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really? hmm. well maybe i should experiment again.
ya it was weird, it could have been part due to my packing method though since ive started to pack it lower in the bowl and a bit tighter (tighter i found gives a bit more flavor and lower packing lets you be more aggressive with heat management, gives nicer clouds consistently w/o harshness but can let you have slightly lighter flavor, so the flavor amount evens out or is slightly stronger). but i had the lighter flavor with nakhla sweet mellon and mostly ice in the base

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mostly i keep room temp as i dont change my water every smoke.. so the 1st smoke its usually with colder water.. but there isnt much of a different
you should change your water DMC cuz bacteria can grow :/ and you can catch pneumonia
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Old April 7th, 2009, 04:14 PM
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you should change your water DMC cuz bacteria can grow :/ and you can catch pneumonia
im pretty sure dmc does like me and smokes a few bowls in a row.

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Old April 7th, 2009, 04:18 PM
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fiji water all the way, purest of the pure!... haha jk i use cold as the tap can get, sometimes ice if its a minty flavor.
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Ice all the way!!! In the vase and ice chamber =] When I use a metal tipped hose the metal tip gets pretty cold from each pull.
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i like to keep it ice ice baby !
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I always liked ice cold or in between
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About 95% of the time I just do room temp / cold out of the tap, and on rare occasion I'll load it with ice to the point that the ice acts as a diffuser Never tried warm, but I always kind of felt it defeated the purpose...
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