Now that you have an account you might want to setup your brewery name.
You can access this page here http://brewshuffle.com/Account/General.
Once set, it will update the URL of your brewery page to something more friendly (like http://brewshuffle.com/brewery/gauzza-brewery)
You also will probably want to add / change your address.
This will allow users of the site to locate you using the brew map.
This can be accomplished here http://brewshuffle.com/Account/Address.
Your password can be changed on this page http://brewshuffle.com/Account/Password.
We encrypt all passwords before they are stored in our database.
The map is where users go to view brewers in their area that have some brews available.
You can view other areas by putting your zip code into the URL (http://brewshuffle.com/map/17601)
or entering in a different zip code into the search box on the main page.
The map works by initially finding your area if you are not a registered user. If you are a registered user it runs based off of the address supplied for your account (http://brewshuffle.com/account/address).
After we know where you are a search is performed to find home brewers within 20 miles of your location.
If no home brewers are found a 40 mile search is performed and then a 60 mile search.
After that it gives up because you are probably not driving more than 60 miles for a home brew exchange.
At this time the search results will not reload if you zoom out or move the map around.
To perform this search every time the map is moved would definetly kill the server that BrewShuffle.com is hosted on.
It is a possability to implement a feature like this is the future if the site succeeds. Donate to help support the future of BrewShuffle.com and implementing features like this.
Adding a brew – The first step for your brews to be out there for all to see is to add a brew.
After clicking "Add Brew" from the top nav, just fill in some general information about your brew.
Most of the fields are optional so if you don’t have the information at that time, just click "Save" and you can always go back and edit it later.
My Brews - Here you will see a list of brews that you have added to your account.
Clicking the magnifying glass will bring you to the page users will see when they browse your view.
Clicking the pencil brings the brew into edit mode allowing you to update any general information about the brew.
The gear icon allows you to add a shuffle.
Shuffles are what the site revolves around. They are the act of exchanging a brew. Shuffles consist of a bottle type and the quantity you have available associated to a brew.
Clicking the gear from the My Brews page brings you to a page where you can Add / Remove new shuffles depending on what you have available.
Once a shuffle is added, your brew will display in map results for your area.
All requested shuffles will display on the My Shuffles page
(this includes requests that you have made to other brewers). A private message is sent whenever a brew shuffle is requested to help alert you.
Once a brewer receives the shuffle request, the brewer must approve (or deny) the shuffle to begin the process. Once the requester receives the brew,
they will need to go in to their My Shuffles page and mark it received.
If the brewer has requested the bottles be returned, the shuffle will wait to complete until the brewer marks that they received their bottles back.
If the bottles are not to be returned the shuffle is now complete.
After a shuffle is complete, the requester can review the brew either by going directly to the brew page or by clicking the note icon on their My Shuffles page.
Reviews do not have numerical ratings but consist of a written review of the brew. Please try to limit reviews to tasting notes, constructive criticism or praises.
Adds the ability for brewer and drinker to work out the details involved with actually meeting up to physically exchange the brew requested.
Brew Shuffle understands that mailing home brew is not completely legal in all states, so private messaging would be the best place to figure out those types of details.
Feel free to contact us if you have any ideas / suggestions / bugs. Thank you for using Brew Shuffle.