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Offline wahoo

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Is there a limit on, or bug in, the "Taste" field
« on: August 19, 2008, 08:28:55 PM »
When I enter a significant amount of text in the "Taste" field, I am able to enter it in, but when I leave the recipe, and return, it has cut off after a certain length.

Example:
7.6  Mashed at 149.   Ended up with about 10.5 gallons @ 1.046.  Used a hop blend of Columbus, Cascade, N Brewer, and Simcoe at 0 minutes.  Pitched 1 with 1028, 1 with 1056, both at about 72 degrees. 
8.7  The 1056 Keg is  VERY NICE!!!  Could use a pin

(it should say: Could use a pinch more crystal malt.)

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Re: Is there a limit on, or bug in, the "Taste" field
« Reply #1 on: August 19, 2008, 08:39:20 PM »
Hi,
  Yes, unfortunately I think it is limited to about 255 characters.  I'm working to remedy that in a future version.

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Re: Is there a limit on, or bug in, the "Taste" field
« Reply #2 on: August 20, 2008, 07:17:30 AM »
It wouldn't be so bad if the field on the screen was limited to the same number of characters.

As it stands now, I am allowed to type as much as a want, but when I save it, the surplus text dissapears.

I've lost notes on a number of my beers because I didn't realize this was an issue.

Is there another field where I can include brewer's notes?  I was only using "taste" because it is convenient.

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Re: Is there a limit on, or bug in, the "Taste" field
« Reply #3 on: August 20, 2008, 09:26:07 AM »
I have used the Notes field with great success.
As a test I pasted 24,000 characters (1's) in the notes field and it took them just fine. I closed the recipe and then opened it and they were still there. I copied them out and did a character count and they were still there. Granted this increased the size of the export, but it was only 24KB. Most of us would not even notice the difference.

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Re: Is there a limit on, or bug in, the "Taste" field
« Reply #4 on: August 25, 2008, 07:06:26 PM »
Ah, I can't believe I never saw that field before!
« Last Edit: August 25, 2008, 07:25:20 PM by wahoo »