Originally Posted by buzzbee
If I use the first option should I cut the restriction off the bottom of the airlock part? I usually brew wine so it is not an issiue.
I do. Since I don't filter the wort when I transfer to the primary there is a lot of hop matter and break material that gets transferred over. Without snipping the bottom of the airlock there's a real chance it'd end up plugged. Even after snipping it off I worry that it'll get plugged, but so far it never has.
BTW, your first pic is exactly what I do.