I’m new to home brewing and just made my first batch yesterday afternoon. I was woken up to the sound of my air lock shooting off of my fermentor and bouncing around in the closet. I quickly sanitized the blow off hose and placed it in the fermentor. Now my air lock has a bunch of gunk inside.
A. How do i clean the air lock?
B. Should I leave the blow off hose for the whole duration of the fermenting period?
any suggestions and any advice from you more advanced home brewers would be highly appreciated