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  1. Birrofilo

    The [Horribly Unpopular] Soccer Thread

    @Qhrumphf I don't want to enter into this economic-political-philosophical discussion of the relationship between capital and labour. Many wars have been fought for that. Let's say that what you call the "parasites" risk the billions, and what you call the "employees", in this football world...
  2. Birrofilo

    Why underpitching yeast is bad. Worst (almost) case scenario.

    @NotSure I wasn't clear. My question referred to the temperature at which you store the bottles. It is not unheard that fermentation can restart and yeast can begin, slowly but tirelessly, digesting complex sugars that they did not touch during the first fermentation. When this happens, it is...
  3. Birrofilo

    The [Horribly Unpopular] Soccer Thread

    @soccerdad A firm produces a product because they think there is a market for the product. There is no responsibility for customers whatsoever. You can build bicycles, and then you decide to move into cars. You can ditch the bicycle business and concentrate on cars. The fact that your customers...
  4. Birrofilo

    Why underpitching yeast is bad. Worst (almost) case scenario.

    I don't know this particular yeast, but normally lager yeast has problems in working at higher temperature. At what temperature did you store the bottles? The priming "rouses" the yeast, but only insofar as there is priming sugar to consume, normally. I see you did the right thing, checking...
  5. Birrofilo

    The [Horribly Unpopular] Soccer Thread

    Official announcement of the suspension of the Superleague project, with the intent of reworking it. In Italian. https://www.tuttonapoli.net/in-primo-piano/ufficiale-superlega-sospesa-riconsidereremo-i-passaggi-per-rimodellare-il-progetto-466606
  6. Birrofilo

    The [Horribly Unpopular] Soccer Thread

    The customer never decides which product to produce, at which price to sell etc. The customer never was the boss. Nor the fan. The shareholder is he who puts the money. He should be the boss, but isn't. The boss is UEFA. UEFA doesn't put the capital, doesn't make the work, but makes all decisions.
  7. Birrofilo

    The [Horribly Unpopular] Soccer Thread

    @toadie The 50+1 rule in the Bundesliga simply means that a Football Club, which is a firm at all effect, can not sell (for instance by selling shares) more than half (less one) share of the capital. That prevents a club from being acquired in the financial market. This has nothing to do with...
  8. Birrofilo

    The [Horribly Unpopular] Soccer Thread

    The model for the Superleague was the Euroleague in basket. I don't follow basket but for what I know there are already three layers. It takes time. Anyway if this is show, you don't need retrocessions necessarily. Take Formula 1. Each stable is in the competition without retrocession. Even...
  9. Birrofilo

    The [Horribly Unpopular] Soccer Thread

    The process which begun in this day is, in reality, irreversible. The NFL has 300 millions supporters in the world and is worth in rights twice what the entire world football generates, with 3 billions supporters. The traditional formulas, which were born when the "movement" was immensely...
  10. Birrofilo

    The [Horribly Unpopular] Soccer Thread

    Supporters don't seem to be glad to put the money. Screaming and drinking beer is not enough. A system like they have in Barcelona, where supporters put the money, gives them the right to make decisions, else the supporters have no place in making decisions, and they never had one. The attitude...
  11. Birrofilo

    The [Horribly Unpopular] Soccer Thread

    According to a news published by Mundo Deportivo, the reason why the British clubs withdrew is that the UEFA offered them money to remain. This is very questionable legally, and if true, although we don't know the exact amount, we can count them as thirty dinar.
  12. Birrofilo

    The [Horribly Unpopular] Soccer Thread

    The project will probably fail. I suppose it will be resuscitated, in one or two years time, possibly not contacting the clubs which withdrew today. I would not entirely rule out that the clubs want to end the season, get the money from UEFA, and reconsider, although I don't consider it very...
  13. Birrofilo

    The [Horribly Unpopular] Soccer Thread

    Andrea Agnelli resigned from his post at UEFA and at ECA before the announcement of the Superleague. He did not resign from his post at Juventus! Barcelona confirms they remain. All Italian and Spanish teams so far stand their ground. We'll see what happens in the UK. The menace by Boris...
  14. Birrofilo

    My first LODO trial: Helles

    @maoru I see your point. I think that the proof is in the pudding though. We have a user in this forum, whom you will recognize immediately, who loves pontificating on each subject of which he has a good equation knowledge, and no real life experience whatsoever. Do you mean that I can...
  15. Birrofilo

    A tale of three people who very precisely "hit their numbers" with regard to the exact same water profile and recipe

    @Silver_Is_Money I see your point, but the average homebrewer, such as my humble self, doesn't really know what mEq is. The wise homebrewer knows, or should be told, that mineral and acid additions have a different logic in each phase: One modifies mash water in order to reach the desired...
  16. Birrofilo

    My first LODO trial: Helles

    For what I know, separate gases dissolve into the liquid until each of them reaches their own saturation point. E.g. you might have a lot of CO2 dissolved in the beer, and the beer will still be able to acquire oxygen from air. Also, I suppose you normally don't reach "saturation" with gases...
  17. Birrofilo

    The [Horribly Unpopular] Soccer Thread

    I am a Juventus supporter. I am very glad of this news, although I have no idea how much success it will have. Great clubs like PSV or Bayern will not accept to enter the competition on a qualification basis, while the others are guaranteed a place in the league forever. I think it will end up...
  18. Birrofilo

    A tale of three people who very precisely "hit their numbers" with regard to the exact same water profile and recipe

    I don't get your point. When I make the salt and acid calculation for water, I only consider mash water. The point of the entire exercise is mash pH. Sparging happens after the mash is over. Sparge water has different requirements than mash water, and it can be calculated apart, or it can be...
  19. Birrofilo

    What do Europeans use to clean/sanitize their equipment?

    I live in Italy. I can find PBW and SaniClean and StarSan at homebrewing online shop. I use hot water and dish soap for cleaning, that 95% of the needs. PBW very occasionally, and I spray a water solution of SaniClean on things that I want to sanitize. I never fill buckets with SaniClean and...
  20. Birrofilo

    Water Profile Help

    The time you need to invest to educate yourself in this matter is 30-60 minutes. Modification of water depends from the grains you are using. You cannot "improve" your water by arbitrary addition such as Gypsum. Your water, as is, is very thin in ions. This is a very good starting point because...
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