Originally Posted by BoxerDog
thank you, one other question, is it ok not to have a tube to get rid of the foam, instead having an airlock or bubbler?
Yes, MOST of the time. Every once in a while, especially with some yeast or bigger beers, you get more massive fermentation. For those instances, having the blowoff tube handy is really nice.
Typically, I start with an airlock and only go to a blowoff when things start looking bad for the airlock