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Old May 28th, 2008, 08:34 AM
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Default Ice or no Ice

I was just reading around the forums, and some people said about not using ice in the base. So I would like to know if you do use ice or not, and why and why not? Thank you. I'm trying to get the information I can.
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Old May 28th, 2008, 09:01 AM
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I always use ice in my base and the reason why most hookah smokers use it is because it cools down the smoke making it smoother and thicker. Some people say that the ice reduces the flavour of the smoke but personally I've never experienced this.

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Old May 28th, 2008, 09:09 AM
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I use ice, because it helps a little to cool down the smoke. Sometimes if I am feeling lazy though, I just put cold water from the fridge in my base.
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Old May 28th, 2008, 09:14 AM
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Sometimes if I am feeling lazy though, I just put cold water from the fridge in my base.
Yeah and if you want it super cool (like I do) then use fridge water and ice blocks!
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Old May 28th, 2008, 09:15 AM
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Default Re: Ice or no Ice

I'm always using Ice. With Ice Nakhla isn't so shitty, so I can enjoy pretty cool and thick puffs.

Edit: By the way, some Brandy is always good in the base. It's gives some interesting flavour.
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Yeah, I guess what I really wanted to ask, is i saw someone say, "It reduces the flavor" when using ice. And I was wondering if that is true. I guess I will just have to try it out for myself.
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Old May 28th, 2008, 09:40 AM
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It's always the best to try things like this yourself. Everybody is different, what is good for one, maybe not good for another. When i'm not tired i always use icecubes. But the sound of the cubes in the base is a little bit annoying for me when u have a puff
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I mostly use ice except when I use a certain Brand of tobacco that recommends room temperature water.
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Default Re: Ice or no Ice

Ice will not make it lose any flavor, quite the opposite, It should help to cool the smoke and condense it very little, but better then none at all ..

In any case, try the ice!
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Old May 28th, 2008, 10:36 AM
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Default Re: Ice or no Ice

I've only used ice inside my vase a few times. The problem I had was once the ise started to melt the water level got too high. I want to find a small insulated water jug that my base will fit in with room left around it, and fill the jug with ice. That way no water level problems inside the vase.
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Old May 28th, 2008, 10:48 AM
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I have ice trays that make fairly big cubes, unlike the small ones that are made inside the fridge. Pop 4 of them in and it barely effects the water level once they melt and keeps it nice and cold.
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Old May 28th, 2008, 12:15 PM
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I use ice in the vase and chamber. Doesn't do anything for the smoke thickness but makes it VERY cool.
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Old May 28th, 2008, 12:27 PM
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I don't care much for ice, save for every now and then when I really am in the mood for a cool smoke. Smoke thickness seems to be the same either way, only thing is ice makes the smoke cooler and for me, I get a little water condensation in my hose...not so nice. Plus unless you put a towel under it or set it on a carpeted floor, you get lovely little water rings on your table or floor. Cold water is a fine alternative to using ice and unless having the coolest smoke you can is important than I don't really see the use in bothering with it.
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Old May 28th, 2008, 12:38 PM
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I don't really care, as long as the water is a little bit colder than room temperature.
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Old May 28th, 2008, 12:43 PM
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I tend to use ice, kinda helps kinda doesnt

Tip for every one: use the little plastic cubes that have water in them and throw them in your freezer so you dont have to worry about your cubes melting or getting hot
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Old May 28th, 2008, 12:50 PM
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Default Re: Ice or no Ice

ice if you want smoother denser smoke, however ice takes away from the flavor.

with that said, i never ice.
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Old May 28th, 2008, 01:18 PM
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Default Re: Ice or no Ice

I am not really one for using ice. I will use it every once and a blue moon but I dont find it to make that much of a difference to use it everytime. Maybe I'm doing it wrong lol who knows? It is also a risk every time I do it. I wouldn't want my base to end up shattering on me one day.
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Old May 28th, 2008, 01:21 PM
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I odn't feel like it does anything. The amount if time I have used it at Hookah Night, there's no difference from when i don't use it compared to when i do. Maybe a flavor-loss, but it's realy minimal. I htink when you use ice, only the top part of the water get's to the ice temperature. the bottom is warmer ALWAYS when there's ice for some reason. the smoke deosn't come out "freezing" ever, and i've never had a cold-smoke experience. The Ice chamber on my Mash'al doesn't seem to do much either, but i want to think it does so I keep filling it up...
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Default Re: Ice or no Ice

Hey Zech Lyter,
I suggest you to always use Ice and cold water. It helps smooth out your session and it gives you thicker clouds as well. Just make sure you use big cubes because the smaller ones just melt away.
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Old May 28th, 2008, 03:28 PM
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i use ice most of the time but now that its starting to warm up out here in southern Californian i just use ice cold watter cause the ice melts super fast ........
but i try to always use it...
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Old May 28th, 2008, 04:02 PM
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I use ice, because it helps a little to cool down the smoke. Sometimes if I am feeling lazy though, I just put cold water from the fridge in my base.

When I smoke with my KM (Ice Hookah) I use to place ice in the base and in the ice bucket. The problem I found was that the smoke was so thick and creamy that I started coffing... it was too dense to suck in.

I stopped doing that...
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Old May 28th, 2008, 04:23 PM
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Default Re: Ice or no Ice

I hardly ever use ice unless i have a good supply of it in my fridge. I have noticed that ice will make the flavor is little less noticeable. Ill be happy to explain why you'll get less flavor with ice if you want to know more.
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Old May 28th, 2008, 04:48 PM
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I hardly ever use ice unless i have a good supply of it in my fridge. I have noticed that ice will make the flavor is little less noticeable. Ill be happy to explain why you'll get less flavor with ice if you want to know more.
i want to know why, why you hiding the truth from us?!
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Old May 28th, 2008, 04:59 PM
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I sometimes use ice but mostly just use tap water (basically ice water here) which is good enough.
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Old May 28th, 2008, 05:06 PM
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i want to know why, why you hiding the truth from us?!
lol. here is why i think room temperature water is better than ice cold water flavor wise:
In chemistry, when atoms are heated, they are given energy, which makes them bounce and collide with other atoms more often. When atoms are "colder", they tend to collide less and move less. Now, relating it to hookah smoke. If the water in the base is warmer, but not hot as hell, it will make the smoke particles "bounce" more often, and collide with whatever picks up the flavor in your mouth/nose/throat. If it is colder, the smoke will be more dense, but carry less flavor because the smoke particles do not collide with your hookah smoke taste buds as much.
And of course, I could be totally wrong
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