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Offline beerrat

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Question On BCOE&M styles and award categories
« on: July 03, 2014, 07:46:25 PM »
First, if this is not place to ask about this software, forgive and please point me correct location.

I am setting up a beer competition using Brew Competition Online Entry & Management (BCOE&M) system.

We want to accept all BJCP styles, but have predefined categories of awards.  How best to set this up? (note, this is an example, so not looking for debate on how I assigned styles to award categories, just how to set up in software  ;D ).

Example
Award 1- Pale Ales: includes: 16B Belg pale , 10A amer pale, All of cat 8 English pale
Award 2 IPA  All of cat 14 IPA
Award 3   Lagers –1A Amer lt, 1B Amer standard, 1C Amer Premium, 1E Dort export, All of cat 2 pilsners, 3A Vienna lager, 4A dark american, 4C schwartz, all of cat 5 bock
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Award n  Fest/ Fall Beer  1D Munich Helles, 3B Oktoberfest/ Marzen, 4B Munich Dunkel, 21 A Veg Beer –MUST USE PUMPKIN, Anything can be entered in here but must specify why it is a fall or fest beer

etc.....

Is this how tables are used - I would define the tables for each award I would want, and then assign flights of the appropriate styles to the tables.

Thoughts?

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Re: Question On BCOE&M styles and award categories
« Reply #1 on: July 04, 2014, 07:23:54 AM »
I'm not that familiar with the software as an administrator but I know you can create custom style categories. I would suggest doing that and not using the standard categories.
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Re: Question On BCOE&M styles and award categories
« Reply #2 on: July 04, 2014, 10:21:38 AM »
In HCCP you create tables and assign styles to tables to define judging categories. BCOEM was probably modeled after that program, so it's probably the same.
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Re: Question On BCOE&M styles and award categories
« Reply #3 on: July 04, 2014, 10:30:32 AM »
Define your Tables as the award categories you want, then assign the BJCP subcategories to your Tables.
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Re: Question On BCOE&M styles and award categories
« Reply #4 on: July 06, 2014, 07:47:10 AM »
Thank you all for the input.. I love the AHA forum!  :D

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Re: Question On BCOE&M styles and award categories
« Reply #5 on: July 08, 2014, 11:13:45 AM »
What Amanda said.  Also be sure to set how you want to handle your Best of Show structure in the Style Types section (Admin, Preparing, Manage/View, Style Types).  This is where you set if you'll have 1st, 2nd, 3rd, etc Best of Show Award for Beer, Mead, and Cider.

For others that might read this thread - custom categories in BCOE&M are custom style categories.  They get assigned to tables just like regular style categories. 
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