I just purchased my first brewing kit (5 gallon paired with the Block Party Amber Ale and Testing Kit) which was a ton of fun to make but I just have a few quick questions.
When I was ready to install the airlock (The kit gave me This One`), the directions instructed me to fill the airlock with the sanitizing (powder packet) water to about the max level (which I did and installed). I just want to make sure I read that correctly and was supposed to use that.
My second question is that its been about 24 hours and I'm getting a consistent flow of air bubbles (2-3 every couple of seconds) through the airlock and I just want to make sure that the lid or like airlock won't pop upwards or explode because of the C02 buildup over time. What should I be on the look out for regarding the airlock over the next two weeks? Do I need to take the airlock off for a second to release the C02?