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Put a fruit or vegetable in here. Eventually it will turn into a beverage.
Source: Crafting
Sell Price: Cannot be sold

Recipe Source: Farming Skill Icon.png Farming (Level 8)
Ingredients: Wood.png Wood (30)Copper Bar.png Copper Bar (1)Iron Bar.png Iron Bar (1)Oak Resin.png Oak Resin (1)

The Keg is a type of Artisan Equipment used to make Artisan Goods in Stardew Valley. A Keg is the reward for completing the Bundle Purple.png Artisan Bundle in the Pantry.


Image Name Description Ingredient Time Sell Price Restores
Beer Drink in moderation. Wheat.png Wheat (1) Time Icon.png 2250 mins (1-2 Days)[1] Coin Icon200g Energy.png50Health.png22
Pale Ale.png
Pale Ale Drink in moderation. Hops.png Hops (1) Time Icon.png 2360 mins (1-2 Days)[1] Coin Icon300g Energy.png50Health.png22
Wine Drink in moderation. Any Fruit (1) Time Icon.png 10000 mins (≈7 Days)[1] 3 × Fruit Base Value Energy.png50Health.png22
Juice A sweet, nutritious beverage. Any Vegetable (1) Time Icon.png 6000 mins (≈4 Days)[1] 2.25 × Vegetable Base Value Energy.png75Health.png33
Mead A fermented beverage made from honey. Drink in moderation. Honey.png Honey (1) Time Icon.png 600 mins (10 hours)[1] Coin Icon200g Energy.png75Health.png33
Coffee It smells delicious. This is sure to give you a boost. Coffee Bean.png Coffee Bean (5) Time Icon.png 120 mins (2 Hours) Coin Icon150g Energy.png3Health.png1Speed.png Speed (+1)

Preserve Jar Vs. Keg

The Preserves Jar increases the profit of a crop using the following equation: (2 × Base Crop Value + 50), while the Keg multiplies the base value of Fruits by 3, and most Vegetables by 2.25. Because of this, low-value high-yield crops like Corn or Tomatoes are more valuable in the preserves jar. The keg, on the other hand, favors crops with a much higher base value, such as Ancient Fruit or Melons.

Below is a list of crops that are more beneficial to be put in the keg, along with their raw base price. Boldfaced items have a base price above Coin Icon200g.

Fruits Vegetables

It should be noted that these calculations only involve the value gained in terms of max profit; if looking at profit per day based on the time required, it is always more beneficial to use a preserves jar, on the highest value item possible (2 days to multiply value by 2×). See this reddit post for more details (Updated as of 22/08/16)

Storage Options

Many people use farm buildings to store kegs and Preserves Jars, using less farm space than multiple sheds for the amount you can get in the building. The Barn being the largest option currently available, also the cheapest for space to cost. Buying all materials from Robin, the total cost of a Level 1 Barn is Coin Icon12,500g and provides a 90 keg layout, whereas the shed is Coin Icon18,000g and only has a 67 keg layout.


[1] Processing time calculates differently while sleeping than while awake. 1 hour = 60 minutes when awake but = 100 minutes when sleeping. So if you sleep a whole day, the machine would process 2400 minutes (100 × 24). If you work from 6:00AM till 12:00AM and sleep 6 hours, the machine will process 1680 minutes a day (60 × 18 + 100 × 6). If you work from 6:00AM till 2:00AM and faint 4 hours, the machine will process 1600 mins a day (60 × 20 + 100 × 4).


  • 1.0: Introduced.
  • 1.1: Removed Clay from crafting recipe.