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- This page is about the Forestry Fermenter. For other uses, see .
Firstly, the Fermenter needs power, in the form of Minecraft Joules (MJ) This enables the Fermenter to operate. It will accept up to 17MJ/t, with lower inputs slowing the rate at which it runs. The machine runs fine off of a single Stirling Engine, if a little slowly.
In order to produce Biomass, the Fermenter needs several things.
Firstly, the machine will require a constant supply of either Water, Liquid Honey or Fruit Juice. Whilst water is easier to set up, Liquid Honey or Fruit Juice will increase the machine's efficiency by 50%
Secondly, the machine will require a source of organic material. Different materials produce different amounts of Biomass per item (as shown in the table labelled organic materials, below), so it is best to choose your organic material wisely.
|Item||Output per Item with Water (mB)||Output per item with Fruit Juice or Honey (mB)|
|Saplings||Between 250 and 1500 (see Saplings table)||Between 375 and 2250 (see Saplings table)|
Versions of the modpack running on Minecraft 1.5 have different yields of biomass for different saplings. This is due to the saplings "Sapiness" genetic trait, discovered through Tree Breeding.
|Sapling||Sappiness||Output per Item with Water (mB)||Output per item with Fruit Juice or Honey (mB)|
|Balsa, Larch, Pine, Lime, Chestnut, Walnut, etc.||Lower||500||750|
|Cherry Kapok Ebony, Mahogany, Willow, etc.||Low||750||1125|
The machine will also require a constant supply of MJ.
Short Mead Creation
In order to produce Short Mead, the Fermenter needs to be set up in the following manner.
A constant supply of Liquid Honey needs to be supplied to the machine. This can be pumped into the machine through pipes, or placed in the left-hand liquid slot through Cans. Approximately 1 bucket of Liquid Honey is used to create 1 bucket of Short mead.
Honeydew needs to be supplied in the top middle item slot. One Honeydew produces 500mB of Short Mead.
A Fermentation item is also required, and have identical rates of use as with Biomass production.
Interaction with Pipes
One thing that is often confusing for people using a Fermenter is the correct side in which to pipe items.
Input liquids (i.e. Water, Liquid Honey and Fruit Juice) should be pumped, either in item form (e.g. cans and buckets) or liquid form, into the left side of the block. The liquid shows in the left side of the interface, with the far left item slot intended for liquid item input.
Organic material, or Honeydew, should be piped into the top of the machine. These show in the top-middle item slot in the interface.
Fermentation Items (Fertilizer, Compost or Mulch) should be piped into the bottom of the machine. these show in the bottom middle item slot in the interface.
Liquid output should be piped from the right side of the machine.
If you want the machine to automatically can the liquid output, first place empty liquid containers (e.g. buckets or cans) in the top right item slot. When the Fermenter has enough liquid output, it will automatically place it in the can, and move it to the bottom right slot. These can then be manually removed, or pumped out the right hand side of the machine using Transport Pipes and some form of Engine or Autarchic Gate.
Energy can be inputted from any free side. This normally means power is placed on either the front or the back of the machine.