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Styles

Postby a_daley » Thu Oct 18, 2012 3:31 am

Regarding the BJCP it seems to be falling a bit behind with the times - for example a Black IPA to name one beer that is still unclassified (yet it is being sold in bars down under). Can we add more styles like say those listed at http://nhc.soba.org.nz/styles ?? Especially useful than having to go through over 50 different brews under section 23!!!
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Re: Styles

Postby bobcat_brewer » Thu Oct 18, 2012 8:32 pm

I'm certainly not speaking on any authority, but I expect the BJCP to be updated soon. There are quite a few different "styles" that have become popular the past few years that aren't addressed as official styles in the 2008 revision.

No offense to the down under brewers (or any other country for that matter), but just about all of the amateur competitions held in the US follow the 2008 BJCP style guidelines. It will become quite confusing to have BJCP and non BJCP styles supported in the software. However, if the software user could select a set of guidelines to follow then that might be a solution to fit everybody's needs.
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Re: Styles

Postby jeff » Sat Oct 20, 2012 4:12 pm

bobcat_brewer wrote:However, if the software user could select a set of guidelines to follow then that might be a solution to fit everybody's needs.

Can always add your own custom styles too (in BTP). 8)

My guess is that a_daley is probably referring to the online recipe database in which case custom styles aren't available as search choices. Style category 23 tends to be the catchall.
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Re: Styles

Postby bobcat_brewer » Sun Oct 21, 2012 8:33 am

Ah, gotcha. I can see how that would be tedious.
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Re: Styles

Postby jawbox » Mon Oct 22, 2012 7:35 pm

I created one for Black IPA with info from the BA guidelines
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Re: Styles

Postby a_daley » Mon Oct 29, 2012 10:21 pm

Sorry not coming back sooner, have been feeling lousy over the past few weeks due to pnemonia...

As Jeff said I actually was refering to the site - would be nice if they updated them or know especially as there are hundreds of new craft beers coming out from various parts of the globe now days on the commercial market (how long ago did Black IPA go on the commercial market?).

In my own btp I have split Spice, Herb, Root Veges, Leaf Veges, Pod Veges (beans etc) to name a few... And added a few others which might all have to be updated if new BJCP guidelines are released at the end of the year or not...

Sorry going back to bed...
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