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Ice or no?

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View Poll Results: Ice or No?
Yes It's Awesome! 99 44.59%
No Way! Boo 42 18.92%
It Really Depends. 81 36.49%
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Old November 30th, 2010, 07:48 AM
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I've tried Ice, cold water, tap, room temp, warm, and hot water. Flavor has all been about the same. So it all depends on the temp you like in your mouth
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As far as this thread goes, I always smoke with regular tap water. Ice does nothing to affect the quality of the smoke. It's not any cooler or smoother than using room temperature water. Besides, the ice always melts within fifteen minutes.
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Old November 30th, 2010, 07:56 AM
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I have tried both and found that to me it doesn't make a difference and since it takes extra time and effort it really isn't worth it to me.
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Congrats, you made it into the Out of Context thread!
LOL! ^^ Yes he totally made it!

About the thread discussion. It depends. If you use a short hookah then you would definitely want to use ice because the smoke travels a shorter distance and needs all the help it can get for cooling. If you use a standard hookah, 24" and larger, then you could get away with using just cold tap water because the smoke travels further and has a chance to cool before it reaches you. I use the cold tap water from my refrigerator door.
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Yeah, ice is sometimes a bother but for my first bowl of the day I always use ice. Sometimes ill get lazy and just use cold tap water from my fridge.
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Old November 30th, 2010, 10:12 AM
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It depends..
Sometimes is not good, but f.e. some mint flavour, couple of drops of lime to the vase, and ice = great session..
It is also interisting, did you notice, that sometimes the smoke goes up when you exhale and sometimes it falls down ?
I would say that its due to temperature of smoke, but im not sure..
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Cool replies guys! Ya'll is the best...
Anyone herd of the "SheeCool" Vase?
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Old November 30th, 2010, 10:26 AM
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Me, i wouldn't reccomend.
In my oppinion that wont help cooling.
But its nice..
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Old November 30th, 2010, 10:32 AM
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I'm a big fan of ice in the base. the only downside is that its harder to tell when the shisha is getting harsh/burnt until it's too late since the cold takes out alot of the harshness. so if you smoke too cold heat management gets tricky.
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Old November 30th, 2010, 02:24 PM
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Occasionally ice but usually just tap water.
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i add a little bit of ice most of the time out of habit.. its not really needed imo
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Old November 30th, 2010, 03:06 PM
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if you add the right amount of ice it will be staright. i do it all the time, it doesnt really add flavor it just makes it alot cooler but the negative side that it will burn out faster
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Old November 30th, 2010, 04:34 PM
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Ice makes the clouds pretty weak from my experience.
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Old November 30th, 2010, 09:29 PM
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I only use ice, cant stand using room temp or when all the ice is melted. But then again I also don't smoke cigarettes so that could be why I prefer the cooler smoke adding ice gives.
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Old November 30th, 2010, 09:38 PM
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I use ice because I enjoy the cool smoke I get. I haven't really noticed a difference in clouds between ice and no ice.
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All preference. Thicker + smoother clouds with ice, more flavor with hot/warm water and an in between with room temperature.
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I like it on ocasion, from my experiance, it helped my clouds out a little and the cold air felt nice.
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Ice makes the clouds pretty weak from my experience.
odd, physics wouldnt agree with this statement. Interesting thing is this is one of the few sciences that deals with answers instead of theory.
it hurts the taste but it wouldnt make the clouds smaller.
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Me personally? I like to use cold water from the bath tub...it seems to be the coldest from there and then load up on ice, it somewhat diminishes my flavor but the clouds I get are great
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Old December 1st, 2010, 01:26 PM
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Default Re: Ice or no?

I love adding ice to my stuff, especially if I'm smoking a mint flavor. The mint is already cool enough, but if you can get the smoke to actually be cold too... it just adds to the whole experience.

Otherwise, I mostly add 3-4 cubes to each vase. I like it to bee a little cool so that the clouds are bigger and the smoke is smoother... but there isn't so much ice that it takes away from the flavor. And having only a few cubes of ice will keep it from reaching room temperature too quickly.

And I think, that if you're just using tap water... you should at least make it cold tap water.
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Old December 1st, 2010, 09:37 PM
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Now Way! BOOOO!!! Tap water works just fine. =)
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Old December 1st, 2010, 09:45 PM
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My vote still goes to no.
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Old December 1st, 2010, 10:16 PM
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Ice is good for chill, smooth smokes. If you want to be a warrior with giant clouds and a crazy headache buzz, go no ice.
Also, cool smoke doesn't float up and away as quickly. I swear the smoke is colder and it's mistier when you do tongue tastes.
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the ice lessens the flavor slightly, but seems to get bigger smoke. I usually throw a few pieces in, cause it's also less harsh on my throat, I really enjoy the cooler smoke

Also: holy shit! I can't believe how dead even the poll is!
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Old December 2nd, 2010, 03:06 PM
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Sometimes. Depending how easy it is to get. Sometimes I just like water but Ice does cool it down substantially
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Old December 2nd, 2010, 03:09 PM
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I tend to use ice. Seem to make the smoke smoother, and I haven't noticed any change in flavor (I have smoked w/o ice as well). I usually use ice, but it's not really critical; just personal preference.
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