You DO NOT need to enter Recipe Units in your inventory if the inventory item matches the recipe use.
CostGuard will automatically calculate recipe units from your inventory, if the way you enter your inventory item matches how you use the item in a recipe.
For example, if you buy bacon by the pound CostGuard knows how to convert it to ounces (not fl oz!).
If you purchase an item by volume (say by the gallon) CostGuard can convert it to quarts,cups, tablespoons, 1/4 teaspoon etc.
#10 Cans are a volume, not a weight and so we can automatically convert them to pints, cups, tablespoons, tsp, etc.
CostGuard can calculate the number of floz (fluid ounces) in a liter and vice versa. For example, if you purchase alcohol in a 750 ml bottle but use it in a drink recipe in floz CostGuard will make that calculation for you.
You will only need to tell CostGuard how to calculate an item if the way you purchase does not match the way you use it:
If you purchase an item by the lb but want to use it by the cup, sugar for instance, then you will need to let CostGuard know how many cups there are in a lb of sugar. Once CostGuard knows how many cups to the lb then CostGuard can calculate how many quarts, 1/4 cups, tablespoons etc., of sugar there are in a lb.
You only need to give CostGuard one conversion and then CostGuard can do the rest.
If you purchase an item by the bunch (such as an herb) you will need to let CostGuard know how you will be using that bunch in your recipes. And then how many of that particular unit there are in a bunch. So if there’s 1/2 cup of basil per bunch CostGuard can calculate how many tablespoons there are.
Recipe Units and Shrinkage
*** If you want to be accurate about shrinkage for all your inventory items, we suggest you check the Book of Yields.