How to Build a Fermenter: Fermenter Time and How to Use | Valheim

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This guide will show you how to build a fermenter in Valheim Read more to find out what you need to build the Fermenter, how to use it, as well as Fermenter times!

How to Build a Fermenter

Fermenter ImageFermenter
Crafting Station Forge
Materials Bronze x5
Fine Wood x30
Resin x10

How to Get Required Materials

Item Name How to Get Spawn Code
Crafted using Copper and Tin. Bronze
Chop Birch trees. FineWood
Enemy Drop from Greydwarves or obtained by chopping trees. Resin

How to Use the Fermenter

Creates Mead from Mead Bases

The main purpose of the Fermenter is to turn Mead Bases into Mead. These are akin to potions in other games so they are very important in your adventures.

It is important to note that Fermenters need to be sheltered in order to function
How to Create Mead Bases Using Cauldrons

Fermenter Time

How Long Does Fermenting Take

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The Fermentation Process of all Mead Bases in Valheim requires two in-game days to complete, which roughly translates to about an hour of playing time. You can speed this process up sleeping during the night.

All Fermentable Items

Ferment Meads from Mead Bases

Recipe List: How to Craft All Items

Fermenter Known Issues and Bugs

Fermenter Too Exposed

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Fermenters need to be sheltered with a roof on top of themWood Floors on top of a Fermenter will not count.

Refer to the table below for Valheim's available roof options:

Thatch Roof 26° ImageThatch Roof 26° Thatch Roof 45° ImageThatch Roof 45° Thatch Roof i-corner 26° ImageThatch Roof i-corner 26°
Thatch Roof i-corner 45° ImageThatch Roof i-corner 45° Thatch Roof o-corner 26° ImageThatch Roof o-corner 26° Thatch Roof o-corner 45° ImageThatch Roof o-corner 45°
Thatch Roof Ridge 26° ImageThatch Roof Ridge 26° Thatch Roof Ridge 45° ImageThatch Roof Ridge 45° Wood Roof Cross 26° ImageWood Roof Cross 26°
Wood Roof Cross 45° ImageWood Roof Cross 45°

Destroying Filled Fermenters will not Refund Mead Bases

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Destroying Filled Fermenters (Fermenters with Mead Bases inside), regardless if they're active or not, will not refund the Mead Base inside or the materials used in creating said Mead Base.

Make sure the Fermenter is empty by letting it finish the fermentation process first before destroying it.

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Wood Wall 26° Thatch Roof i-corner 26° Thatch Roof o-corner 26°
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Wood Wall 45° Thatch Roof i-corner 45° Thatch Roof o-corner 45°
Thatch Roof Ridge 45° Wood Roof Cross 26° Wood Pole 1m
Wood Pole 2m Wood Beam 1m Wood Beam 2m
Wood Beam 26° Wood Beam 45° Wood Iron Pole
Wood Iron Beam Wood Dragon Adornment Stone Wall 4x2
Stone Wall 2x1 Stone Wall 1x1 Sharp Stakes
Stakewall Roundpole Fence Log Pole 4m
Log Pole 2m Log Beam 2m Log Beam 4m
Stone Pillar Stone Arch Stone Floor 2x2
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Table Wolf Rug Deer Rug
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Red Banner Green Banner Yuleklapp (Yellow)
Yuleklapp (Green) Yuleklapp (Red) Jack-o-turnip
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