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Grid Barrel.png
Stackable No
Material Wood
Drops Itself


The Barrel is a multipurpose functional block that is used to process raw materials into other resources by "barrel crafting".


A barrel is assembled from sticks and boards (cut using a saw) in the crafting grid.



Oak Board

Oak Board

Oak Board





Barrels are used as containers in which resources can be mixed to create processing solutions. The processing solutions are used to transform raw materials into finished resources, items or components for other processes. Barrel Processes include:

Creating Solutions

  1. Add Solvent (Liquid): Add buckets of water or other solution (10 L increments) using right mouse button until the barrel holds the desired amount of liquid.
  2. Add Solute (Solid): Add powdered stone, mineral or other material ingredients in the single input/output slot.
  3. If the solution requires processing time, seal the barrel. Some solutions are created instantly (ex: brine, limewater) while others require time to process (ex: weak tannin = 24 game hours).

Once created, players may process materials in the barrel used to create the solution, or transfer the solution into other barrels using a bucket.

Using Solutions

With the prepared solution in the barrel:

  • Load Raw Materials: Access the barrel GUI using RMB. Insert the item to process in the single slot.
  • Operation/Processing: Seal the barrel to begin the process. The barrel HUD will display the "remaining time to process" in game hours or days.
  • Collecting Finished Products: When the process is complete, the barrel will open and the products processed form (products) can be removed from the single slot.

Special: If the barrel is sealed and processing a material, it cannot be broken to collect or otherwise moved until the process completes. If a barrel is unsealed but contains items, any liquid contents will "spill" upon breaking unless transferred using a bucket prior to moving the barrel. Solid items will not be lost and can be picked up as a stack.

Table: Solution Materials and Process

Liquid Buckets Solid Number Process/Use
Water 5 Lime 50 Limewater (Leather working)
Water 5 Logs, Oak 5 Tannin, Weak (Leather working)
Tannin, Weak 5 Logs, Oak 5 Tannin, Strong (Leather working)
Water 5 Salt 25 Brine, Picking (Food Preservation)
N/A 0 Salt 2/raw item Salting, (Food Preservation)
Water 1 Quicklime 40 Slaked Lime (Mortar)
Slaked Lime 1 Sand 10 Mortar
  • Note: Salt Curing does not require liquid; add salt (ground halite) to the barrel input slot prior to adding raw meat and seal.


Barrels do not stack. Barrels can be transported in player inventory, or stored in containers. The barrel does not require a tool to pick up. To collect a barrel, break (left mouse button) with bare hands or any other tool such as an axe.

Vanilla Game Content
Terrain Blocks

Rawclay blue.pngClay Grid Gravel Granite.pngGravel Peat.pngPeat Grid Rock granite.pngRock Grid Granite sand.pngSand Grid Barren low fertility soil.pngSoil

Construction Blocks

Claybricks-blue.pngCeramic Blocks Glass-plain.pngGlass Planks-oak.pngPlanks Grid Diagonal logs plaster.pngPlaster Grid Cob.pngSoil Blocks Grid Polished Granite.pngStone Blocks Grid Stone path.pngPath

Functional Blocks

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Decorative Blocks

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Metal Working

Grid Copper anvil.pngAnvil Bloomery.pngBloomery Grid Crucible burned.pngCrucible Forge.pngForge Grid Tin bronze helve hammer.pngHelve_hammer Ingot Mold Burned.pngMolds Grid Copper Ingot.pngMetal Gem-emerald-rough.pngGemstone

Tools & Weapons

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Armor-body-brigandine-iron.pngArmor Clothes-upperbody-lackey-shirt.pngClothes Grid Backpack.pngBags

Craftable Resources

Grid Oak board.pngBoards Charcoal.pngCharcoal Coke.pngCoke Grid Firewood.pngFirewood Grid Copper Ingot.pngIngots Grid Raw hide.pngLeather Flaxtwine.pngFlax


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Bear-male-polar.pngBear BeeMob.pngBees Creature-bell-normal.pngBell Bighorn.pngBighorn sheep Rooster.pngChicken Normal Drifter.pngDrifter Creature-fox-male.pngFox Hare-male-lightbrown.pngHare Hyena.pngHyena Locust.pngLocust Raccoon.pngRaccoon Pig.pngWild Pig Wolf.pngWolf


Pig.pngAnimal Husbandry Grid Empty skep.pngBeekeeping Grid Crucible burned.pngCasting Grid Blue clay.pngClay Forming Sword-copper.pngCombat Hoe-copper.pngFarming Bread-spelt.pngCooking Bone.pngHealth Flax.pngSatiety Grid Flint arrow head.pngKnapping Grid Angled Gears.pngMechanical Power Pickaxe-copper.pngMining Grid Copper anvil.pngSmithing Creature-humanoid-trader-treasurehunter.pngTrading Gear-temporal.pngTemporal Stability Grid Copper hammer.pngSteel Making


Grid Lore Book.pngCrafting Recipes Charcoal.pngFuel Grid Raw hide.pngLeather Working Torch.pngLight sources Grid Copper Chunk.pngOre Deposits Grid Ruins.pngRuins Grid Lore Scroll.pngStarter Guide Berrybush blueberry ripe.pngWorld Generation