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Un-fermented beer. This substance needs to ferment in a fermenting barrel before it becomes drinkable beer.

Base Stats

Crafted resources
Market Value
2.5 Silver
Stack Limit
0.8 kg
Deterioration Rate
Days To Start Rot


Crafted At
Work To Make
1,000 ticks (16.67 secs)
Work Speed Stat
Drug Cooking Speed
Resources to make
Hops 25
Product Amount
Wort 5

Wort is produced at a brewery by cooks. It is the initial step to making beer - fermenting wort in a fermenting barrel for 6 days it becomes beer.


Wort can be crafted by cooks at a Brewery, which requires the Beer brewing research project to have been completed in order to be constructed. Each batch requires Hops 25 Hops and 1,000 ticks (16.67 secs) of work, and produces Wort 5 wort. The amount of time it takes to complete the bill is determined by the colonist's Drug Cooking Speed.

It can also rarely be found as loot at faction bases and quest sites alongside fermenting barrels.


The sole purpose of wort is to produce beer. 1 wort item is converted into 1 beer at a fermenting barrel. Haulers can fill barrels with up to 25 wort at a time. After being put into the barrel, the fermentation process takes 6 days.

  • Product Ingredients Type [ExpandCollapse]
    Beer Beer Wort 1 Drug - Social Drug
  • If the fermenting barrel is left outside of a comfortable temperature zone, the fermenting process will be halted. Left in extreme temperature for too long, and the entire batch will be ruined. No wort or beer can be recovered in this case.

    Temperature Effect
    °C – 32 °C (44.6 °F – 89.6 °F) Ideal fermenting temperature range
    -1 °C – 7 °C (30.2 °F – 44.6 °F) Temporarily halts fermentation process, process continues when ideal temperature restored
    > 32 °C (89.6 °F)
    < -1 °C (30.2 °F)
    Freezing or "too hot" is fatal to the brewing process, all product is lost, all the previous work wasted

    You can fill a barrel with less than 25 wort, but adding wort after will delay progress (proportional to wort added). For example, if you add 5 wort to a barrel containing 5 wort, progress will be halved.


    Wort sells for less than beer or even its composite hops, so its only real purpose is to be part of the brewing process. It is recommended to set a wort stockpile near your fermenting barrels and/or brewery stations.

    Unrefrigerated wort rots in only a few days, so be careful with storage. Usually, it is best to put wort into a fermenting barrel immediately. Unless you don't have enough barrels to ferment all the wort, there's little point in keeping it raw.

    Version history[edit]

    • Beta 19/1.0 = Beer fermenting time 10 days -> 6 days