Why should I weigh my open liquor and wine bottles?
Weighing your open liquor and wine inventory bottles allows you to track your usage and shrinkage much closer than taking inventory by point count.
What's the difference in weighing open bottles and point counts?
Using a point count for inventory control is an outdated method. Although you can still use this method to count your inventory, the margin of error is very high and an accurate inventory will never be taken. The margin of error of using the point count methode (eye-balling) is between 12 and 15 percent. Weighing your open bottles and using tare weights, will bring your inventory between a 2 to 4 percent margin of error. That can be the difference in tracking the loss of 00's in profits each week due to theft, over-pouring, etc.of error. That can be the difference in tracking the loss of 00's in retail profits each week due to theft, over-pouring, etc.
How easy is it to use a bar inventory scale?
Our bar inventory scales are very easy to use. Just turn the scale on, set the scale to weigh in total ounces, place an open liquor bottle onto the heavy duty platform, and record the total ounce weight. Enter the ounce weights into the Bar Cop inventory control software and let it do the rest.
How do I know how much liquor is in the bottle after weighing?
If you do not have an inventory control program to do the calculations for you, to find the fluid ounces of an open bottle you will need to have the tare weight and density of your products and calculate after the open bottle is weighed. The Bar Cop inventory control software performs these calculations for you and allows you to calculate tare weights and bottle weight adjustments at any time with the built in tare calculator.
Can the bar scale be used for purposes other than bottle weighing?
Yes all of our bar scales can be used for multiple purposes. Some of our scales are made specifically for bar and restaurant kitchens and might be suitable for different needs.