Cask

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Cask
Cask.png
Use in the cellar to age products like wine and cheese.
Information
Source: Crafting
Sell Price: Cannot be sold
Crafting
Recipe Source: Final Farmhouse upgrade
Ingredients: Wood.png Wood (20)Hardwood.png Hardwood (1)

The Cask is a type of Artisan Equipment used to age Artisan Goods. It takes Beer, Cheese, Goat Cheese, Mead, Pale Ale, and Wine, and ages them to increase their quality and value.

Normal, silver, and gold quality items can be prematurely removed from a cask at any time by striking the cask with an Axe, Hoe, or Pickaxe.

Casks are able to produce items with "iridium star" quality. Iridium star is the highest level of quality, which doubles the value of an item. Different types of items take longer or slower to age. Wine takes the longest, at 2 seasons of aging to go from basic wine to iridium quality wine.

Casks can be placed anywhere, however they will only accept goods to refine if they are actually in the cellar.

It is worth noting that even with high-value goods such as Starfruit wine, the value gained from casks is comparatively low, since an iridium-quality product is only double the original value. Maturing a bottle of starfruit wine will yield 2250g in 56 days, yielding only 40g per day per cask. That is very low maintenance profit, however. You only need to fill the cellar and wait for two seasons. With starfruit wine, 125 casks will yield 5000g per day.

Placement Strategy

The cellar comes with 33 casks. It is possible to fill the cellar with 125 casks and still leave paths to reach all of them without displacing any of them.

It's also possible to completely fill the cellar with Casks. This requires 189 casks, made of 156 Hardwood and 3120 Wood. In order to use all 189 casks, the player must fill the casks all at once, placing additional casks while moving towards the exit. In order to harvest the finished product the player must reverse the process, removing empty casks while carving a path to the furthest ones. This can be time-consuming, so it may be a desirable option for only the most valuable products (e.g., Starfruit or Ancient Fruit wine).

All layouts described here are shown in the Gallery below.

Note that players using a controller or playing on mobile devices, rather than using a mouse/keyboard, have reported difficulty accessing casks in the corners of the Cellar.

Aged Values

Image Name Ingredient Base Quality Silver Star
(× 1.25)
Gold Star
(× 1.5)
Iridium Star
(× 2)
Wine.png Wine Any fruit (1)
Wine
3 × Base
Fruit Price
Wine
Silver
(3 × Base) × 1.25

Aged: 14 Days

Wine
Gold
(3 × Base) × 1.5

Aged: 14 Days
Total: 28 Days

Wine
Iridium
(3 × Base) × 2

Aged: 28 Days
Total: 56 Days

Pale Ale.png Pale Ale Hops.png Hops (1)
Pale Ale
300g
Pale Ale
Silver
375g

Aged: 9 Days

Pale Ale
Gold
450g

Aged: 8 Days
Total: 17 Days

Pale Ale
Iridium
600g

Aged: 17 Days
Total: 34 Days

Beer.png Beer Wheat.png Wheat (1)
Beer
200g
Beer
Silver
250g

Aged: 7 Days

Beer
Gold
300g

Aged: 7 Days
Total: 14 Days

Beer
Iridium
400g

Aged: 14 Days
Total: 28 Days

Mead.png Mead Honey.png Honey (1)
Mead
200g
Mead
Silver
250g

Aged: 7 Days

Mead
Gold
300g

Aged: 7 Days
Total: 14 Days

Mead
Iridium
400g

Aged: 14 Days
Total: 28 Days

Cheese.png Cheese Milk.png Milk (1) orLarge Milk.png Large Milk (1)
Cheese
230g
Cheese
Silver
287g

Aged: 3 Days

Cheese
Gold
345g

Aged: 4 Days
Total: 7 Days

Cheese
Iridium
460g

Aged: 7 Days
Total: 14 Days

Goat Cheese.png Goat Cheese Goat Milk.png Goat Milk (1) orLarge Goat Milk.png Large Goat Milk (1)
Goat Cheese
400g
Goat Cheese
Silver
500g

Aged: 3 Days

Goat Cheese
Gold
600g

Aged: 4 Days
Total: 7 Days

Goat Cheese
Iridium
800g

Aged: 7 Days
Total: 14 Days

With the exception of the two highest-value wines, cheeses give the best value compared to the processing time required to age them to iridium quality. The best value wines are included in the table below along with all unique cask products.

Name Value Increase (Regular to Iridium) Processing Time (Iridium) Gold/Day
Starfruit.png Starfruit Wine 2250g 56 Days 40.2g
Ancient Fruit.png Ancient Fruit Wine 1650g 56 Days 29.5g
Goat Cheese.png Goat Cheese 400g 14 Days 28.6g
Cheese.png Cheese 230g 14 Days 16.4g
Melon.png Melon Wine 750g 56 Days 13.4g
Rhubarb.png Rhubarb Wine 660g 56 Days 11.8g
Pale Ale.png Pale Ale 300g 34 Days 8.8g
Crystal Fruit.png Crystal Fruit Wine 450g 56 Days 8.0g
Peach.png Peach or Pomegranate.png Pomegranate Wine 420g 56 Days 7.5g
Beer.png Beer or Mead.png Mead 200g 28 Days 7.1g
Strawberry.png Strawberry Wine 360g 56 Days 6.4g
Followed by all other wines in descending order of fruit/wine price.

Note that although the large milks make gold quality cheeses directly, the final aging step is both 50% of the total value increase and 50% of the required time, so the g/day remains the same. The prices above assume no relevant skills. Choosing Artisan raises the base prices of all cask-aged products by the same percentage, so while the overall values will increase, the relative order of g/day stays the same. Choosing Rancher, however, will only increase the price of the cheeses, raising Cheese to ~19.7 g/day and Goat Cheese to ~34.3 g/day, making it better than Ancient Fruit Wine in this case.

Gallery

History

  • 1.1: Introduced.
  • 1.3: Removed bug that crashed the game when striking a ready-to-harvest cask with a tool.
  • 1.4: You can no longer put iridium quality items in casks. Casks can now be stacked in a player's inventory and in chests.