Fermenting is a pillar of Valheim’s late-game progression. Much like crafting potions in Minecraft, having a Fermenter allows you to create a dozen different meads. These meads can offer elemental resistances or stamina and healing potions. While it’s not a be-all-end-all requirement to progress in Valheim, having a Fermenter certainly helps you defeat every boss and overcome any challenge.
However, unlike Minecraft, the Fermenter takes a long time to finish your meads, but how long does it take to ferment fully?
So, How Long Does Fermenting Take in Valheim?
It takes 2 in-game days to ferment any meads or potions fully. This timer is separate for each fermentor, so having multiple fermenters to craft an entire batch will drastically increase your product output.
Putting one mead into a fermenter will yield 6 potions, so building at least three will give you 16 meads every 2 in-game days.
Can you Speed Up the Fermenting Process in Valheim?
The only way you can accelerate the output of your fermenters in Valheim is to sleep whenever possible. Resting will allow you to skip the night cycle, and if you have any materials being processed, they will finish by the time you wake up. Of course, fermenting takes 2 in-game days, so you will need to skip a couple of night cycles to get your meads quickly.
This sleep skip works for all crafting stations. If you have any ores in a smelter, wood in a charcoal kiln, or flax in a spinning wheel, sleeping will save you a lot of time waiting for your items to finish processing.
What Meads can you Ferment?
|Tasty Mead||Health regen -50% Stamina regen +100%||10 Honey10 Raspberries5 Blueberries|
|Poison Resistance Mead||Reduces Poison damage by 75% for 10 minutes.||10 Honey5 Thistle1 Neck Tail10 Coal|
|Frost Resistance Mead||Reduces Frost damage and prevents the Cold and Freezing effect for 10 minutes.||10 Honey10 Raspberries10 Blueberries1 Greydwarf Eye|
|Restores 160 Stamina over 2 seconds.||Grants Resistance vs Fire for 10 minutes.||10 Barley10 Cloudberries|
|Minor Healing Mead||Restores 50 health over 10 seconds.||10 Honey10 Raspberries5 Blueberries1 Dandelion|
|Medium Healing Mead||Restores 75 health over 10 seconds.||10 Honey4 Bloodbags10 Raspberries1 Dandelion|
|Major Healing Mead||Restores 125 health over 10 seconds.||10 Honey4 Blood Clots5 Royal Jelly|
|Minor Stamina Mead||Restores 80 stamina over 2 seconds.||10 Honey10 Raspberries10 Yellow Mushrooms|
|Medium Stamina Mead||Restories 160 Stamina over 2 seconds.||10 Honey10 Cloudberries10 Yellow Mushrooms|
|Lingering Stamina Mead||Grants 25% Stamina regeneration for 5 minutes.||10 Sap10 Cloudberries10 Jotun Puffs|
|Minor Eiter Mead||Restores 125 Eitr over 10 seconds.||10 Honey5 Sap2 Jotun Puffs5 Magecap|
There are several different meads you can craft and ferment in Valheim. Some provide resistances, while others are simple upgraded recipes. Here is a list of all the meads and what materials are required to make them:
Final Thoughts on Fermenting in Valheim
That’s our short guide for how long it takes to ferment in Valheim and what you can craft with a fermenter. The fermenter is a handy crafting station and is oftentimes required for progression by most players’ standards.
Most players begin to use the fermenter far more once they start wandering into the Swamp for the Poison Resistance Mead or the Mountains because of the Frost Resistance Mead.
Either way, crafting food, consumables, and anything in Valheim is extremely rewarding and brings an extra level of comfort to the game’s atmosphere. To find one of the game’s most valuable and rare resources, check out our guide on how to get Abyssal Barnacles in Valheim.
For now, Happy Sailing Vikings!