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Fermenter

Fermenter
Block Fermenter.png

Fermenter

Name Fermenter
Type Machine
Tool Wooden Pickaxe
Stackable Yes (64)
Source Mod Forestry

This machine allows the transformation of surplus organic matter into liquid Biomass, which can then be used to power Biogas Engines with a high degree of efficiency. The fermenting capabilities of this device may also be employed in the production of Short Mead, an alcoholic beverage, from drops of Honeydew and Liquid Honey. To power these biological processes, the Fermenter uses either FertilizerCompost or Mulch as catalysts, and water, Liquid Honey or Apple Juice as a liquid source. The liquid products can be either canned, bottled (in the case of Short Mead) or extracted via waterproof BuildCraft pipes. This machine needs to be powered by a BuildCraft compatible engine.

When Biomass is further processed into Biofuel , a Still will process it with a 10:3 (30%) ratio, a Refinery will process it with a 4:1 (25%) ratio, and a Distillation Tower at a 2:1 ratio (50%).

Maximum Mj/t for the fermenter is 17mj/t

NOTE: IC2 Fertilizer does NOT work as a catalyst

Recipe[edit]

Bronze Gear
Glass
Bronze Gear
Glass
Sturdy Casing
Glass
Bronze Gear
Glass
Bronze Gear
Fermenter

GUI[edit]

Fermentergui.png

The Fermenter's GUI is divided into seven areas:

I - Liquids Input Slot
You can manually place liquid Cans, Capsules, Buckets, etc. in here in order to fill the Liquid Tank (II).
II - Liquid Tank
This tank will hold the source liquids, such as Water, Honey or Apple Juice.
III - Organic Item Slot
Fermentable resources such as Saplings can be placed in here.
IV - Catalyst Item Slot
For the fermentation process, you need a catalyst as well as an organic item to ferment. Fertilizer, Mulch or Compost can be placed in this slot and will act as a catalyst. They will last for more than one organic item.
V - Output Tank
The resulting Biomass or Short Mead will be stored in this tank.
VI - Can Slot
You can place Cans, Bottles, Buckets, etc. in this slot for them to be filled. Filled cans go to VII.
VII - Can Output Slot
Filled cans are placed in here. They can be either removed manually or through Pipes.

Efficiency[edit]

Catalysts[edit]

Item Work Cycles Total Liquid Consumption (buckets per item)
Fertilizer 200 11.2
Compost 250 12
Mulch 128 12

Liquids[edit]

Liquid  Output modifier
Water 1.0
Liquid Honey 1.5
Apple Juice 1.5

Organic Input(previous 2.2.0.0)[edit]

Input type Output per item (buckets)

Saplings

0.8

Compressed Plantballs

0.5

Plantballs

0.4

Cacti

0.2

Sugar Canes

0.2

Mushrooms

0.2

Wheat

0.1

Organic Input(After 2.2.0.0)[edit]

Input type Output per item (buckets)

Sappiness Lowest Saplings (Vanilla Saplings (without genetic properties))

0.25

Sappiness Lower Saplings (Balsa, Larch, Pine, Lime, Chestnut, Walnut, etc.)

0.5

Sappiness Low Saplings (Cherry, Kapok, Ebony, Mahogany, Willow, etc.)

0.75

Sappiness Average Saplings (Lemon, Plum)

1.0

Sappiness High Saplings (Mahoe)

1.5

Sappiness Higher Saplings (no tree)

2.0

Sappiness Highest Saplings (no tree)

2.5

Compressed Plantballs

0.5

Plantballs

0.4

Cacti

0.2

Sugar Canes

0.2

Mushrooms

0.2

Wheat

0.1

Usage[edit]

Copper Gear
Glass
Copper Gear
Glass
Fermenter
Glass
Copper Gear
Glass
Copper Gear
Moistener

Working with Routers[edit]

Using a Factorization Router to insert items into the Fermenter is as seen in the image below.

The slots of a Fermenter, as they apply to a Factorization Router. (tested on Mindcrack 8.3.2).

Video[edit]