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How to use the fermenter and mead – Valheim wiki guide

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This page is part of IGN’s Valheim Wiki Guide and details everything you need to know about using the Fermenter and Cauldron to brew bases and mead potions, as well as how long to wait. for the mead to ferment.

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How to make a fermenter and a cauldron

Before you can start fermenting meads and other recipes in Valheim, you’ll need to build a fermenter, which requires building a charcoal oven, smelter, and forge, with x30 fine wood, x5 bronze and x10 resin to craft the current Fermenter.

If you’re struggling to get fine wood or bronze, be sure to check out our step-by-step guides below for even more details.

Along with a fermenter, you will also need a cauldron to mix all of your potential meads together.

To craft the cauldron – a key part needed to start the fermentation process – simply use your Hammer and select the Cauldron in the Building tab. You will need a total of 10 cans to craft the recipe.

How to Use the Fermenter and Cauldron to Make Basic Mead Recipes

Once you’ve made both the fermenter and the cauldron, you can begin making your basic mead recipes, which can be done by placing the ingredients needed for any of the following recipes in the cauldron.Having trouble finding honey? Let IGN walk you through our step-by-step guide that covers How to get honey in Valheim.

Meads and barley wine
Last name Place / recipe Description Appearance code
Tasty mead
  • Fermented mead base: tasty (x10 honey, x10 raspberries, x5 blueberries) for two days
The nectar of the gods, divine mead. MeadTasty
Minor healing mead
  • Fermented mead base: minor care (x10 honey, x5 blueberries, x5 raspberries, x1 dandelion) for two days
Restores health. MeadHealthMinor
Medium healing mead
  • Fermented mead base: medium healing (x10 honey, x4 Bloodbag, x10 raspberries, x1 dandelion) for two days
Restores health. MeadHealthMedium
Minor Endurance Mead
  • Fermentation mead base: minor endurance (x10 honey, x10 raspberries, x10 yellow mushroom) for two days
Restores stamina. MeadStaminaMinor
Medium endurance mead
  • Fermentation mead base: medium endurance (x10 honey, x10 blueberries, x10 yellow mushroom) for two days
Restores stamina. MeadStaminaMiddle
Poison Resistant Mead
  • Fermented mead base: resistance to poison (x10 honey, x5 thistle, x1 neck tail, x10 charcoal) for two days
Strengthens you against poison. MeadPoisonResist
Frost resistant mead
  • Fermentation mead base: frost resistance (x10 honey, x5 thistle, x2 blood bag, x1 gray dwarf eye) for two days
Protects from the cold. MeadFrostResist
Barley wine fire resistant
  • Ferment Barley wine base: fire resistance (x10 barley, x10 blackberries from snags) for two days
Strengthens you against fire. BarleyWine


After making your mead in the cauldron, remove it from the pot and place it in the fermenter.

What is the fermentation timer

Now that you’ve placed your mead in the fermenter, you’re probably wondering how long will it take for the fermentation process to complete?

You will need to let the mead sit in the fermenter for a total of 2 day and night cycles in play or approximately 1 hour in real time. It is important to note that each batch of mead will produce a total of 6 meads.

Looking for more Valheim guides? Why not check out our full Construction guide or even our Practical guides hub to learn more about the world of Valheim.


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