Combine Duplicated Styles in Recipe Search

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  1. Jarrod

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    I realize there must be a reason for it since they duplicate styles have different id's but there should be a way to combine them in the recipe search. It is not convenient to have to select two different styles when searching for a specific style for many of the styles.

    The following styles all have duplicates in the Style dropdown in the recipe search:

    American Amber Ale
    American Barleywine
    American Brown Ale
    American IPA
    American Pale Ale
    American Stout
    Baltic Porter
    Belgian Blond Ale
    Belgian Dark Strong Ale
    Belgian Dubbel
    Belgian Golden Strong Ale
    Belgian Pale Ale
    Belgian Tripel
    Berliner Weisse
    Bière de Garde
    Blonde Ale
    Cream Ale
    Doppelbock
    Eisbock
    English Barleywine
    English IPA
    Flanders Red Ale
    Foreign Extra Stout
    Fruit Beer
    Fruit Lambic
    Gueuze
    Irish Red Ale
    Kölsch
    Munich Dunkel
    Munich Helles
    Oatmeal Stout
    Old Ale
    Saison
    Schwarzbier
    Spice, Herb, or Vegetable Beer
    Sweet Stout
    Vienna Lager
    Weizenbock
    Witbier
    Wood-Aged Beer
     
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    Totally agree! It would be great to avoid having to search twice. I've assumed that there must have been a transition at some point to re-organize the styles, but if there was a way to combine the data bases for the duplicated ones, it would make the search function much better.
     
  3. Ozarks Mountain Brew

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    also in the inventory it adds another id to the database instead of combining one already there making 2 of the same product
     
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    I am still interested in seeing these duplicated categories combined :) Any thoughts on if this would be possible?
     
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    Is this on the bug fix radar? It's quite annoying to have to search twice for some of the styles. This is really my only complaint.
     
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    Unfortunately, it's because the BJCP 2015 guidelines and the 2008 guidelines have different numbers/styles. Some recipes are in the "old" style category and the newer ones should be in the 2015 guideline categories. I don't know how we could combine them and get it right.
     
  7. Josh (Brewer's Friend)

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    Hi guys, thanks for bringing this up - I think we have a fix in place now. Now the pre-2015 and 2015 guidelines have been collapsed into one in search, so you should no longer see duplicates; and all recipes of a given style should appear for that single option:
    https://www.brewersfriend.com/search/

    Let us know if you're still seeing issues with it. Cheers!
     
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    Thanks Josh!

    Looks great so far, thanks for the fix!

    Really helps when searching to only have to look in one place.
     

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