The Smeltery is where the Smelter will smelt ores into ingots.

Hint: The higher the level of the Smeltery, the more furnaces the Smelter will be able to use. A higher level will also have a higher chance to double and even triple the ingot output per block of ore. In 1.16, the Smelter’s Strength level will sometimes determine the chance to double or triple the ingot output of ores, according to the Smeltery level. In 1.18+, the smelter applies Fortune to the ores they smelt instead. See the Smelter’s page for how their strength affects the output.


Block icon for the Smeltery building




Research: You must research "Hot!" to unlock this building!

Smeltery GUI

Main tab of the Smeltery it's GUI

The first tab of the GUI is the main interface.

  • Header:
    • Building Name: Shows the name of the building, including the level of the building.
    • Pencil: Allows you to rename the building. The level of the building will always be listed after the name.
    • Assigned Workers: Tells you the worker assigned to this building.
  • Controls:
    • Manage Workers: Lets you change which worker is assigned to work at this hut. There can only be one worker at each hut. Note: this only works if you have turned the worker hiring mode in the Town Hall block to manual, otherwise your citizens will be hired automatically.
    • Recall Worker: Recalls the worker at this building to their hut block. You might use it if they are stuck somewhere, you want to see what they have, or want to give them something directly.
    • Build Options: Lets you create a build, upgrade, or repair build order for this hut. To learn more about the building system, please visit the Builder page.
  • Request system:
    • Pickup Priority: You can set the priority that a Courier will visit this hut and pick up items (when the worker at this hut issues a request), or you can tell Couriers to never visit this hut to pick up items. (For the pickup priority, 10 is the highest.)
    • Request Pickup Now: You can click this button in order to tell any available Courier to come and pick up all the items from the building.
  • Footer:
    • Info Button: Some huts have an in-game guide. Press the ? button to access it.
    • Inventory: Here you can access the hut block’s storage, where the worker at this hut takes and deposits materials. They will also use any racks that were placed in the hut when it was built or upgraded, so be sure to check those as well!
    • Chest Icon: Click this button to see all the items in the hut’s storage (including the hut block’s inventory and any racks that came with the hut). Clicking the ? button next to an item’s count will highlight the storage container it’s in.
Crafting recipes tab of the Smeltery it's GUI

The second tab of the GUI is the crafting recipes.

Here you can see all the crafting recipes this building knows. The arrows allow you to move them up or down in priority. You are also able to disable specific recipes.

Fuel list tab of the Smeltery it's GUI

The third tab of the GUI is the fuel list.

Listed here are items that can be used by the Smeltery as fuel in their furnaces. Simply turn on any that you want your Baker to use, and a Courier will deliver those items to the Baker when they need fuel. All items are off by default.

There are also two controls on the page:

  • The black box at the top is a search field.
  • Reset to default allows you to reset everything to off.
Stock tab of the Smeltery it's GUI

The fourth tab of the GUI is the minimum stock.

Use this button to tell the Smeltery to keep a minimum stock on hand. Set items will be displayed above the button.

Ores tab of the Smeltery it's GUI

The fifth tab of the GUI is the ores.

Listed here are all ore blocks the Smeltery can smelt. Turn off any ores you do not want smelted. All coded ores (even if they come from other mods) are automatically added to this list. If you have ores that are not on the list, they can be added to the config file.

Each row contains a button to toggle the usage of this item on or off. By default this is on for all items.

There are also two controls on the page:

  • The black box at the top is a search field.
  • Reset to default allows you to reset everything to on.

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