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Old January 31st, 2010, 03:24 PM
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Default Ice in the base...

I just put lots of crushed ice in my KM base - Difference is awesome. Much thicker clouds and the taste is so much smoother, kinda acts like a diffuser.

What are your thoughts when using Ice in the base, i find it has been much more effective than an ice tray.

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Old January 31st, 2010, 03:27 PM
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me and my boys LOVE using ice in the base, it definitly helps it hit smoother, only time it burns is when the actual shish is burning or some ash got in the bowl
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Old January 31st, 2010, 03:44 PM
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we normally use ice in the base and tray, althought i dont like the design of the tray in my km (smoke doesnt actually touch the ice) a problem ill fix when i build my hookah.
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Old January 31st, 2010, 03:56 PM
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looking forward to seeing that Hookah when it's built.
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Old January 31st, 2010, 04:19 PM
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Default Re: Ice in the baseal

yah putting ice in the base is awsome! definitely makes a better session... i think it's better to just put ice in the base instead getting a chiller, it's just extra money for something you don't even use all the time.... it's just much easier and faster to put ice in the base.
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Old January 31st, 2010, 04:26 PM
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looking forward to seeing that Hookah when it's built.
as soon as i have the very little money i need for it, im placing an open ice chamber (open meaning that the ice and smoke touch as opsed to a km chamber where the down stem touches the ice) mid way on the down stem, closer to the water. in theroy the heat from the bowl and tray (which often collects discarded coals that are still warm) wont melt ice as fast, it should also give the smoke a little cooling time while also giving the total hookah some stability, since it wont be as top heavy. i know what i need to get for the project and its actually cheap.
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Old January 31st, 2010, 04:29 PM
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Default Re: Ice in the baseal

Get one of those ice tryas that have rows meant for water bottle mouth, they are the best thing and last for such a long time
http://www.amazon.com/CloseoutZone-P.../dp/B00150O1KY
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Old January 31st, 2010, 04:43 PM
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as soon as i have the very little money i need for it, im placing an open ice chamber (open meaning that the ice and smoke touch as opsed to a km chamber where the down stem touches the ice) mid way on the down stem, closer to the water. in theroy the heat from the bowl and tray (which often collects discarded coals that are still warm) wont melt ice as fast, it should also give the smoke a little cooling time while also giving the total hookah some stability, since it wont be as top heavy. i know what i need to get for the project and its actually cheap.
I'm trying to imagine this open ice chamber thing... so it would basically be a downstem with a big pocket for ice (which would slowly melt out through the stem)? I like the idea but it seems like it would be a pain to clean.
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Old January 31st, 2010, 04:45 PM
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Default Re: Ice in the baseal

what I'm doing is putting the ice in the Base AND i take shampane ice bucket, fill it up with ice, and set the hookah in it... it's awesome
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Old January 31st, 2010, 07:01 PM
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ice bucket - niiiice!
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Old January 31st, 2010, 07:16 PM
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Default Re: Ice in the baseal

crushed ice :O I always putting just ice cubs..should def try with crushed and see the difference
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Old January 31st, 2010, 07:22 PM
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Default Re: Ice in the baseal

i will try crushed ice i use uncrushed ice
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Old January 31st, 2010, 08:06 PM
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Default Re: Ice in the baseal

I've always used ice cubes. It didn't even dawn on me to use crushed ice. I could totally see how crushed ice could make a huge difference as well. Only issue is that it would melt faster than just straight ice cubes.

Either way, I"ll be trying that tonight!
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Old January 31st, 2010, 08:58 PM
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i just tried proper ice cubes to compare - crushed ice = +1 , the ice cubes don't affect the pull as much. Hope that helps.
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Old January 31st, 2010, 09:05 PM
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Ice in the base is a must to me, we never smoke without it! makes it much smoother and cooler and it makes it a little bit harder to harsh it up.
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Old January 31st, 2010, 09:07 PM
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Default Re: Ice in the baseal

anyone ever just put crushed ice in the base. or maybe put water in the vase then like fill the rest to the top with ice.wondering how that would be
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Default Re: Ice in the baseal

the time that i have used ice in the base did work well. was reallly smooth in comparrison to using just cold water i liked it. i herd that the ice trays donet work lol so i think i will stick to using the base ice and stay away from hookahs with chillers
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I'm trying to imagine this open ice chamber thing... so it would basically be a downstem with a big pocket for ice (which would slowly melt out through the stem)? I like the idea but it seems like it would be a pain to clean.
i can do it two ways. i could either make the chamber similute to the main base of the hookah, where the downstem goes into the ice and the second downstem is above that so the smoke has to pass though the ice in the same way it does the water or

use a obstruction (screen, grate ect) to keep the ice in there until it melts then the water would go into the main base.

overall im going to go with the first method first as it seems the best in my eyes, but ill test both methods and use the one with the best results
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Old February 1st, 2010, 03:26 AM
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oh i should mention that this particuler design model has a unique stem in that the stem actually two parts, the top which comes down and is also the top half of the ice chamber and the bottom, which is the bottom half of the ice chamber and the hose ports. i may or may not have a removeable innerstem (the peice that goes into the base) depending of funcuality and easeablity in cleaning. this is going to be my first build that will actually look good, it will also be fairly tall, so im trying to make the hookah as practical as possable. i dont have the resorces or skills of my KM makers, but i hope to achive not only an imporved ice chamber model over the ones that are out there, but i also hope to walk out with a hookah that smokes on a degree high enough to warrent use.
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Old February 1st, 2010, 04:10 AM
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Default Re: Ice in the baseal

in my experience using ice in the base robs flavor, i could be mistaken but i haven't done it since and get amazing flavor with just normal water.
ill have to try it again soon.
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Old February 1st, 2010, 04:14 AM
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I deffo got a much better flavour everytime using crushed ice.
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