Originally Posted by yanksball14
Yeah the blow off tube goes into a large pot with water into it. My first attempt at this actually blew the airlock off and made quite a mess which is how i found out about the blow off tube, haha. But yeah definitely just going to start with that from now on.
Yeah, a blown off airlock is a fun mess. As stated earlier, I just start with that, leave it on for 2-3 days and then switch to the small airlock. They are both technically "airlocks", one is just bigger than the other.
You probably already know this, but since it wasn't mentioned I'll remind you to put a bit of sanitizer in the water, otherwise it defeats the purpose.