You can enable volume measures (for example, cup, mL and L) for a recipe or sub recipe. This is especially helpful if the recipe or sub recipe is a liquid.
Then when you use this recipe or a sub recipe as an ingredient in another recipe, you can use volume measures to enter the quantity.
To do this, you determine the Volume Conversion Factor (VCF) by entering how much a certain volume of this recipe weighs. The VCF is also known as the specific gravity or density.
If you also select the Liquid checkbox, the analyses for the recipe or sub recipe are also shown per 100mL.
To enable volume measures, on the Measures tab:
- Enter the number of millilitres (mL) and its accompanying weight in grams (g). For example, in the Volume cell enter 100mL = 115g.
- Select the Liquid checkbox if you wish to show the analyses per 100mL.
- Click Save.
To determine the specific gravity of a recipe or sub recipe, use food scales to weigh a certain volume. For example, you could use a measuring cup to quantify 250mL, and then weigh that quantity.