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Add a New Beer Style

Postby TheAleMaster » Wed Jan 19, 2011 4:13 pm

Hello,

I tried to search in the forum for this topic, but didn't see it. Is there a way to add new BJCP styles to the drop down? The 2011 styles were just released and include some styles that I brew (American-style Black Ale). I would like to have the appropriate style applied to my recipe.

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Postby jawbox » Wed Jan 19, 2011 6:51 pm

Interesting since I can only find the 2008 guidelines at bjcp.org
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BA Guidelines

Postby slothrob » Thu Jan 20, 2011 6:42 am

Are you thinking of the new Brewers Association Guidelines, perhaps?

BTP uses the BJCP guidelines, not the BA guidelines. I think the BJCP guidelines are being revised, but I don't know when they are expected to be finished, or if they will include that category. The BA guidelines tend to add styles relatively freely, but the BJCP tends to lean toward the conservative side in an attempt to avoid unchecked category splintering.
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Postby TheAleMaster » Sat Jan 22, 2011 12:12 pm

jawbox wrote:Interesting since I can only find the 2008 guidelines at bjcp.org


No need for sarcastic, unhelpful remarks.

slothrob wrote:Are you thinking of the new Brewers Association Guidelines, perhaps?


Probably thinking of the BA guidelines.

Regardless, my question still applies. Is there a way to add/edit guidelines whether they be BJCP or BA?
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Postby jawbox » Sat Jan 22, 2011 7:36 pm

There wasn't any sarcasm. I couldn't find them. Touchy
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Postby jawbox » Sat Jan 22, 2011 7:38 pm

To answer your question yes.

Look at the side bar with all the databases recipes. You'll see styles, open that and you'll see bjcp guidelines and custom. Looks like you can enter your own in the custom database.
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Postby TheAleMaster » Sat Jan 22, 2011 8:28 pm

Thanks. I tried creating a few, expecting them to show up like my Recipe files do, but they didn't. Looks like they are more like ingredient entries. Any idea what the database file is? Can it be accessed/edited with anything other than BTP?
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Custom Style

Postby slothrob » Sun Jan 23, 2011 8:40 pm

It seems that once you create the custom style, you can click on Custom in the side bar (the Assets Library), bringing the Custom Style you've created into the top field (the Contents List). Right-click/control-click on that listing in the Contents List and you'll see the option "Use in Recipe". Select that and the Custom Style will appear in the Style drop-down menu in the recipe window.

Does that help?

There is some basic information on creating Custom Styles in the User Guide (open it from the Help listing in the menubar), but the "Use in Recipe" step seems to have been overlooked.
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Postby TheAleMaster » Sun Jan 23, 2011 11:09 pm

Yeah. I meant I don't see them on my hard drive like I do my recipe files. I wanted to be able to enter them, back them up, send them to friends using BTP, etc.
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New Styles

Postby slothrob » Mon Jan 24, 2011 6:08 am

I see what you want to do, now. Sorry, but you're beyond my level of sophistication with the software, so you might need to use the "support" button at the top of the page to ask Jeff and Lathe.
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