How do I set my Item Yield and Recipe Yield?
Item yield should only be adjusted if the item is counted differently when taking inventory than how it is originally received. If the item is counted the same way that it is received, the item yield should remain at 100% and the recipe yield can be adjusted instead if need be.
Setting recipe yield in the item will only be used as a default for recipes but can be changed in the recipe itself. Recipe yield affects how much of the item remains after the recipe is cooked/prepared. It does not affect RU cost or how much goes into the recipe.
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How yield is set depends on how the item is counted when taking inventory. Does the item get counted the same way it comes when purchased or does it lose mass in some way before it is counted (ex: From being de-boned, having skin removed, stems being chopped off, etc.)?
Purchase Unit on the Purchases Tab:
In the above example Beef is counted by the 1lb and ordered from your vendor by 4lb for $10. Half of every pound is removed and thrown away because it comes with fat and bone.
- The item yield is set to 50% because it is counted in inventory as the cleaned beef after the fat/bone have been removed. The 50% yield will affect the CU price and the received qty. If 1lb is $2.50 like in the example, 1lb of usable, cleaned beef requires 2lb of the whole,
purchased beef. Therefore, in this case the CU Price of 1lb usable pound of beef is $5.
- Received quantity is affected because every time 4lb is received, only 2lbs of usable beef gets added to inventory.
Recipe yield affects the end result of the recipe itself.
- In this recipe, 8oz of ground beef get used to make the burger patty. However, after it is cooked, there are only 6oz remaining. That means the end result is only 75% of what of what got put in.
- Recipe yield is mostly useful on subrecipes. If the recipe is not used as a subrecipe, yield will not affect anything. However, if the recipe is used as a subrecipe, yield will affect depletions and RU cost of the subrecipe itself.
The RU size is always how much of the ingredient goes into the recipe. Yield does not affect RU size at all.