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Old May 28th, 2008, 05:14 PM
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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
Whoa there, Bill Nye...
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Old May 28th, 2008, 05:17 PM
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I use ice. Seems to make the smoke colder. Maybe not but I think so...I always use it.
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Old May 28th, 2008, 05:22 PM
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Whoa there, Bill Nye...
haha. Let's just say i paid attention in chemistry...
not to mention my teacher was really...attractive.
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Old May 28th, 2008, 05:34 PM
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Default Re: Ice or no Ice

Ice would probably help with the filtration process a little.

I'm not entirely sure whether the water in the base helps filter out some extra nasties in the tobacco, along with cooling the smoke... By Dakingkevin23's merit, cooler water should slow down the consumption of anything undesirable as well (creative choice of words to avoid a case of the ol' "hello, irony!").

Either way, I've always used ice in every hookah I've prepared personally. I've had one or two hookahs without ice, and there's really no difference as far as taste goes; the smoke is just cooler, and thus more pleasant. Personally, I think it's a little less physically damaging on your lungs as well.

I do like the idea of the re-iceable plastic cubes though.
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