Booze Barrel

Booze Barrel
Booze Barrel

Name Booze Barrel
Source Mod IndustrialCraft2
ID Names
IC2:itemBarrel (Item)
IC2:blockBarrel (Block)
Type Block
Stackable No
Blast Resistance 5.0
Hardness 1.0
Solid Yes
Transparent No
Affected by Gravity No
Emits Light No
Flammable No
Required Tool Any tool
A Booze Barrel placed on a Scaffold.

The Booze Barrel is an item added by IndustrialCraft2 for use in fermenting alcohol; a potion-like drink with varying effects depending on the brew.

The barrel must be right-clicked onto Scaffolding before ingredients can be added to it. The main component used for brewing beer is Hops which are acquired through Crop crossbreeding. Other ingredients include Water Cells, Wheat, and Sugar Cane (although Sugar Cane is used for brewing Rum and can only be fermented by itself). When right-clicked with an ingredient, the whole stack of items is added to the barrel (up to 32 items for each ingredient). The ratio of these ingredients and the time spent fermenting determines the effects and potency of the booze. The barrel can ferment for 2 to 12 hours or more.

The longer a brew ferments, the more potent its effects will be when consumed. Known effects include: Strength, Resistance, Fire Resistance, Blindness, Instant Damage, Instant Death, Mining Fatigue, Nausea, Poison, and Slowness.

When the player is ready to collect the batch, they must right-click the barrel with a Treetap which will pause the fermenting process and allow liquor to be collected. A tapped Booze Barrel can be right-clicked with a Stone Mug to collect and drink the contents. Any tool can be used to recollect a Booze Barrel and its contents will remain intact. The Scaffold the barrel was placed on and its Treetap (if available) will be dropped when the barrel is broken. The fermenting process will continue in a non-empty barrel after it is placed back on Scaffolding.


Ingredients are added to the brew by right-clicking with them on a Booze Barrel. A maximum of 32 items of each ingredient may be added to a single barrel. Sugar Cane is an exception which can only be placed in an empty Booze Barrel. Upon right-clicking, the whole stack of ingredients will be added up to the barrel's limit. The number of Water Cells placed in a barrel is equivalent to the number of servings the batch will provide.

There is no way to identify the ingredients inside a barrel or its fermentation progress without breaking the barrel and reading its item name. Each brew has a unique name made up of three words which depend on the ingredients and ferment time:

Brew's First Word Solids (Grid Hops.pngGrid Wheat.png) to Liquids (Grid Disambiguation.png)
Watery 1:2
Lite 2:3
(blank) 1:1
Strong 3:2
Thick 2:1
Stodge 3:1
Brew's Second Word Wheat (Grid Wheat.png) to Hops (Grid Hops.png)
Soup Any:0
Alcfree 3:1
White 2:1
(blank) 1:1
Dark 1:2
Full 1:3
Black 1:4
Brew's Third Word Fermenting Time
Brew Less than two hours
Youngster Two to four hours
Beer Four to twelve hours
Ale Twelve to twenty four hours
DragonBlood More than twenty four hours


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Wood Planks

Rubber Wood (IndustrialCraft 2)

Wood Planks

Empty Booze Barrel


Empties the contents of the Booze Barrel.

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Empty Booze Barrel

Empty Booze Barrel


IndustrialCraft 2 forum post: Information about booze -- input wanted!