In your venue, you may have batched items, also known as premixed cocktails. These are items that you prepare in your venue and contain multiple items from your inventory.
For example, you may have a premixed Negroni that has gin, Campari, and sweet red vermouth. In order for WISK to know what’s contained in the premixed Negroni for tracking consumption, you need to create a batch.
Batches are used to create new prepared items from your existing inventory that can be inventoried and used for mapping your POS Items and costing purposes.
STEP 1: Creating a Batch
To create a batch:
1. Click “Sales” on the side menu bar
2. Click “Batches”
3. Click “New batch”
4. Give the batch a title. In this example, we’ll say “Negroni Batch”.
5. Click the pencil icon button to set the yield for the batch. In other words, how much this batch creates.
6. Click the drop-down menu to select the unit of measurement, from volume, weight, or unit. Then type the quantity. In this example, we’ll say that the Negroni Batch yields 750ml.
7. Click “Save”
8. Click “Save” to create the batch.
STEP 2: Adding Ingredients to a Batch
After creating the batch, a new window opens where you add the ingredients.
To add ingredients to your batch:
1. Click the “WISK Items'' field and type the name of the ingredient you wish to add.
2. Click an item that appears in the search results to select it. In this example, we’ll select Hendrick’s Gin 750ml.
3. After selecting the ingredient, enter the quantity and measurement used and click “Add”. In this example, we’re adding 250ml.
4. The ingredient is added to the batch. Continue to add the rest of the ingredients as needed. When you’ve finished adding the ingredients, you’ll see the total cost of the batch.
Note: The sum of your ingredients should equal the yield. In this example, we are creating 750ml of a Negroni Batch with 250ml of Hendrick’s Gin, 250ml of Campari, and 250ml of Martini & Rossi Sweet Vermouth Red.
If there are non-alcoholic items that contribute to the volume of the batch (juices, etc) that you are not inventorying, you can either create new items for these or create a generic item called "Non-Alcoholic Batch Ingredients".
STEP 3: Creating an Item for the Batch
After adding all of the ingredients to the batch, click the “Used as inventory Item” checkbox. This creates an item of the batch that can be counted when you take inventory.
Note: After checking the box, you can click “Linked inventory item” to see the details for the item, and add an empty bottle weight or barcode if necessary. You’ll also be able to view it on the Items page.
The size of the item is based on the yield that you have set. In this example, it creates a 750ml Negroni Batch.
With the batched item created, make sure to count it when you next take inventory. The count of the batched items is recorded and then converted back to the base ingredients when viewing consumption and variance so you’ll see your overall usage of each ingredient.