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Old February 12th, 2009, 08:27 PM
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Default Hookah in Bucket of Ice?

I went to a friends house today, and he recently started putting his hookah base in a bucket of ice, he places it in the bucket, then fills it with ice around it, it comes up to about the top of the base. We smoked, and I could not really notice a different, but he swears by this method for cooler smoke..

What do you guys think?
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Old February 12th, 2009, 08:45 PM
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Default Re: Hookah in Bucket of Ice?

definitely cools the smoke, but i'd never do it. ice is a pain in the ass to in anything less than moderate amounts with no ice maker.
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Old February 12th, 2009, 08:52 PM
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Default Re: Hookah in Bucket of Ice?

He has a fridge with a ice maker. The bucket he uses it not all that large, it worked very well.
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Old February 12th, 2009, 08:54 PM
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must be nice! i'd give a lot for an ice maker.
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Old February 12th, 2009, 08:54 PM
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Default Re: Hookah in Bucket of Ice?

Usually just put ice in the base if it needs to be cooler, seems like a bucket is a lot of work for a cooler smoke. But whatever works.
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Old February 12th, 2009, 09:44 PM
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Ice usually melts within 10 minutes in a base.
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Old February 12th, 2009, 09:46 PM
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Default Re: Hookah in Bucket of Ice?

honestly unless i am at a lounge, i dont notice much of a difference, that being said i do refrigerate my hookah after i clean it and fill it since i make diner and eat before i smoke and want the water to be cold to start with, but i dont think it does much, i put more in heat management, good coals, good tobacco, and a clean rig

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Old February 12th, 2009, 09:56 PM
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Default Re: Hookah in Bucket of Ice?

ive tried it and its the best way to cool the smoke, but takes a lot of ice and not worth it w/o an ice machine....im not gonna buy a bag of ice per session.
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Old February 12th, 2009, 10:02 PM
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Default Re: Hookah in Bucket of Ice?

i like to put a little water in the bottom of the vase and freeze it, then when i go to smoke, fill the rest of the way up with cold refrigerated water.

Ive also seen a guy put the vase in a styrafoam cooler, fill around it with ice, and cut a whole in the top for the stem, kinda creative.
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Old February 12th, 2009, 10:33 PM
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i like to put a little water in the bottom of the vase and freeze it, then when i go to smoke, fill the rest of the way up with cold refrigerated water.

Ive also seen a guy put the vase in a styrafoam cooler, fill around it with ice, and cut a whole in the top for the stem, kinda creative.
do be careful if you are using a glass base, while it shouldnt crack going form the frozen level to cold tap water but if the glass was not properly annealed (cooled after it was made to relieve the stress) it could crack, there are enough stories here of it happening, it shouldnt happen but it does

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when we do it we just put the ice to just where the stem will be , then put the water in to fill the space up.. works good for us.
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your only going to notice cool smoke to cretin point. i don't feel the difference between cold tap water and a base filled with ice and water, it seems the same to me. if your friend thought that was cool, try putting hot water out of the faucet (not boiling). you get twice as much flavor, and the smoke doesn't even feel warm because of the distance it travels through the hose. the amount of smoke lacks because...
cold water = lots of smoke, less flavor
hot/warm water = less smoke, more flavor

its like when you take cheese out of the fridge and eat it cold. it tastes ok, but when you let it come to room temp its amazing, or like with beer. you drink a good or bad beer cold its going to taste like beer but if you let it warm up a bit. (45-50 degrees) the shit beer with be horrible, but the good beer is going to be amazing. the flavors come out to full strength.

just something to try.
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Old February 13th, 2009, 06:41 AM
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Default Re: Hookah in Bucket of Ice?

I just put cold water and ice in the vase (about 5 pieces of ice), which is sufficient. I think filling a bucket with ice and put the vase in is to much work for a very little difference.
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your only going to notice cool smoke to cretin point. i don't feel the difference between cold tap water and a base filled with ice and water, it seems the same to me. if your friend thought that was cool, try putting hot water out of the faucet (not boiling). you get twice as much flavor, and the smoke doesn't even feel warm because of the distance it travels through the hose. the amount of smoke lacks because...
cold water = lots of smoke, less flavor
hot/warm water = less smoke, more flavor

its like when you take cheese out of the fridge and eat it cold. it tastes ok, but when you let it come to room temp its amazing, or like with beer. you drink a good or bad beer cold its going to taste like beer but if you let it warm up a bit. (45-50 degrees) the shit beer with be horrible, but the good beer is going to be amazing. the flavors come out to full strength.

just something to try.
I think beer tastes better when it's warm, at lease with most beers. Ice cold beer is nasty, I like it to be room temp.
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I think beer tastes better when it's warm, at lease with most beers. Ice cold beer is nasty, I like it to be room temp.
depends on the beer. bud, natty, pabts... most cheap lagers are horrible a little warmer. the only way to drink them is ice cold(and there comercials say grab an ice cold bud light or whatever because they know there crap when there warmer) but going to like sam adams, blue moon, harpoon, guinness, anything thats up in price and a lot of the little micro brewery beer taste amazing a little warmer.

hahaha sooo off topic.
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Old February 13th, 2009, 04:52 PM
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I don't buy that cold water = more smoke, warm water = less.
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Old February 13th, 2009, 06:08 PM
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IMO the best thing for a REALLY cool smoke is to freeze your hose. Even freezing it while your natural coals heat up makes an incredible cool smoke. it's the last part the smoke travels through so it makes sense!
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depends on the beer. bud, natty, pabts... most cheap lagers are horrible a little warmer. the only way to drink them is ice cold(and there comercials say grab an ice cold bud light or whatever because they know there crap when there warmer) but going to like sam adams, blue moon, harpoon, guinness, anything thats up in price and a lot of the little micro brewery beer taste amazing a little warmer.

hahaha sooo off topic.
True. Most beer I drink is not "name brand" I usually sample local brewers, micros, etc.

Back on topic though, I might try warm water tonight.
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we do this at our lounge we call it vip it keeps the water cool and smokes smoothly combine it with a grapfriut bowl or even an apple
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