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0000138Dwarf FortressDwarf Mode -- Jobs, Itemspublic2010-06-13 17:07
ReporterSyndic Assigned ToToady One  
PrioritynormalSeveritymajorReproducibilityhave not tried
Status resolvedResolutionfixed 
Fixed in Version0.31.07 
Summary0000138: Liquid prepared meals melt, kitchen gets cluttered with booze
DescriptionWhile cooking lavish meals, my cook sometimes takes a barrel of booze or dwarven syrup, some other ingredients... and then cancels the job for some reason or another, which is normal. What is NOT normal however, is that the liquid will stay in the kitchen without its container and cause massive clutter, effectively rendering that kitchen useless. The only way to remove said liquid seems to be deconstructing the kitchen.
Not 100% sure what causes this, possibly dwarves trying to haul it away but taking only the barrel?
Tagscooking, food, kitchen, workshop


related to 0000621 confirmeduser6 On reclaim, contents of barrels drop to the ground. 
parent of 0000240 resolvedToady One Booze/drinks show up twice in kitchen screen 
parent of 0000921 resolvedToady One Alcohol appears as a liquid item rather than drink item 
parent of 0001131 resolvedToady One Stacks of unbarreled Drinks can end up inside the Kitchen if cooking drink turned off. 
parent of 0000228 resolvedToady One Prepared roasts revert to component materials on unpause 
has duplicate 0001431 closeduser6 Dwarf Syrup Stacks - No stockpile, no use 
has duplicate 0001659 closeduser6 Will not barrel kitchen goods. 
has duplicate 0001788 closeduser6 Kitchen removing ingredients from barrels, not cooking into product. 
has duplicate 0002239 resolveduser6 Liquor can get stuck outside of the barrel at the kitchen 
has duplicate 0000506 resolveduser6 swamp whiskey unstockable 
related to 0000303 resolvedToady One Cook gets angered by "art defacement" because liquid meals melt when eaten 
related to 0002393 confirmeduser6 Cooks prefer to cook solid bases with solids, rather than solid bases with liquids, meaning liquids barely get used 



2010-04-03 00:10

reporter   ~0000444

Last edited: 2010-04-03 14:48

I think it's actually from dwarves SUCCESSFULLY cooking something using only liquids. If this happens, then they remain as liquids without a barrel in the workshop, rather than becoming prepared meals. The created "food" is still listed on the kitchen screen as cookable, though dwarves cannot cook or eat it.

Oh, and milk is cookable and causes this same thing now.


2010-04-03 14:14

reporter   ~0000657

I'm seeing exactly the same thing. Booze-only foods are broken. Can't speak for liquid-only yet.


2010-04-04 00:57

reporter   ~0000814

Confirmed reproduced here. It's a major problem since booze meals were the crux of my food supply historically.


2010-04-04 22:26

reporter   ~0001000

I also have the same problem.


2010-04-05 11:33

reporter   ~0001135

I think the intention was for liquids to act as flavouring and not provide actual subsistance to whatever base the cooked food used. But as it is right now, it's safest to disable all liquids from cooking due to this bug.


2010-04-06 06:43

reporter   ~0001419

This is probably related so I'll just add it here.
I made a fine meal from booze. Cooking and stockpiling worked fine. Then I followed someone use it. First he had the job 'Drink' and a while later I go the message 'Dorf cancels eat: Job item lost or destroyed'. Also two parts vanished from the meal and one part seems to have turned into 'a pool of dwarven wine' which is under liquids in the stocks screen.


2010-04-06 14:36

reporter   ~0001585

full stack of 40 dwarven syrup, gone. i was counting on that to feed my fortress.

apparently liquids cooked in with solids will create usable prepared meals. unfortunately there is no way to tell your cooks to alternate liquid/solid food use in preparing meals.


2010-04-08 16:22

reporter   ~0002190

Last edited: 2010-04-08 16:25

I cannot reproduce this in 31.02, though I could in 31.01. Perhaps it has been ninja-fixed?

Edit: Correction, it still happens. Just not ALL THE TIME.


2010-04-08 17:14

reporter   ~0002196

31.01: Locked a cook in a room with a kitchen and beer. He cooked the beer when he had no other options (I forbade all food) and the problem described in the bug report happened (a 10 stack of "dwarven beer" is left behind)

31.02: Same behavior

So it hasn't been fixed


2010-04-09 13:00

reporter   ~0002405

This bug is ruining my fortress
"WeRise The earthen allied house of sweetness"(or Ihop the international house of Pancakes.)


2010-04-09 18:12

reporter   ~0002484

Confirmed for Syrup
this might be related to 0000621


2010-04-12 04:34

reporter   ~0003023

Last edited: 2010-04-12 04:36

Still occuring in 31.02 for me.

The actual bug seems to be that barrels of booze/syrup are not freed up for any future uses (including cooking the same meals at the same kitchen) once the cook is done or stops making meals.

I had kitchens cluttered up by several barrels of the same booze.


2010-04-22 16:12

reporter   ~0004647

Still happening 31.03. Randomly booze or syrup gets stuck in a kitchen workshop. It cannot be used for anything, its not contained in any barrel, cannot be dumped, and the only way to get rid of it is to deconstruct the workshop. It also does clutter up the workshop.

Workaround would be to disable cooking with booze or syrup to avoid this, but that does cut back hugely on the variety of meals that can be made.

Occasionally an all liquid roast will be made and will even be hauled to a food stockpile, but any dwarf who picks one up to eat it will have it turn into a puddle as soon as he touches it. I'm not sure why sometimes a roast can be made and hauled successfully, while sometimes it fails completely and gets stuck in the kitchen.


2010-05-15 21:12

reporter   ~0006744

I had an occourance of this bug whereby all my food melted after save and re-load


2010-06-05 12:55

reporter   ~0007733

I haven't seen anything *that* extreme, but I am still seeing all-Drink meals turned into Liquids (listed in that section on the Stocks screen) and kept permanently in the kitchen in .05.

Toady One

2010-06-13 04:37

administrator   ~0008269

Last edited: 2010-06-13 04:38

This should be fixed for 0.31.07.

edit: I should add that it is fixed by requiring a solid base, so be prepared!

Issue History

Date Modified Username Field Change
2010-04-02 08:33 Syndic New Issue
2010-04-02 11:56 arcaner Tag Attached: workshop
2010-04-03 00:10 Malicus Note Added: 0000444
2010-04-03 14:14 martin Note Added: 0000657
2010-04-03 14:48 Malicus Note Edited: 0000444
2010-04-04 00:57 rodya_mirov Note Added: 0000814
2010-04-04 22:26 Arkive Note Added: 0001000
2010-04-05 11:33 Psieye Note Added: 0001135
2010-04-06 06:43 Ametsala Note Added: 0001419
2010-04-06 14:36 anomaly Note Added: 0001585
2010-04-08 16:22 Malicus Note Added: 0002190
2010-04-08 16:25 Malicus Note Edited: 0002190
2010-04-08 17:14 SirPenguin Note Added: 0002196
2010-04-09 13:00 mrdudeguy Note Added: 0002405
2010-04-09 18:12 mrdudeguy Note Added: 0002484
2010-04-10 03:02 user6 Relationship added parent of 0000240
2010-04-10 03:02 user6 Relationship added parent of 0000921
2010-04-10 03:07 Jimmy Tag Attached: cooking
2010-04-10 03:07 Jimmy Tag Attached: food
2010-04-10 03:07 Jimmy Tag Attached: kitchen
2010-04-10 11:35 user6 Relationship added related to 0000621
2010-04-12 04:34 Blah Note Added: 0003023
2010-04-12 04:36 Blah Note Edited: 0003023
2010-04-14 00:09 user6 Relationship added parent of 0001131
2010-04-16 10:07 user6 Relationship added parent of 0000228
2010-04-22 09:25 user6 Relationship added has duplicate 0001431
2010-04-22 16:12 hyndis Note Added: 0004647
2010-04-29 13:13 user6 Category General => Dwarf Mode -- Jobs, Items
2010-04-30 11:38 user6 Relationship added has duplicate 0001659
2010-05-05 12:09 user6 Relationship added related to 0000303
2010-05-05 12:22 user6 Summary liquids without container clutter up kitchen => Liquid prepared meals melt
2010-05-06 14:32 user6 Relationship added has duplicate 0001788
2010-05-15 21:12 Morshan Note Added: 0006744
2010-06-03 16:53 user6 Sticky Issue No => Yes
2010-06-05 12:55 ChickenLips Note Added: 0007733
2010-06-09 22:20 user6 Summary Liquid prepared meals melt => Liquid prepared meals melt, kitchen gets cluttered with booze
2010-06-09 22:20 user6 Relationship added has duplicate 0002239
2010-06-13 04:37 Toady One Note Added: 0008269
2010-06-13 04:37 Toady One Status new => resolved
2010-06-13 04:37 Toady One Fixed in Version => 0.31.07
2010-06-13 04:37 Toady One Resolution open => fixed
2010-06-13 04:37 Toady One Assigned To => Toady One
2010-06-13 04:38 Toady One Note Edited: 0008269
2010-06-13 13:12 user6 Sticky Issue Yes => No
2010-06-30 13:41 user6 Relationship added has duplicate 0000506
2010-07-22 22:12 user6 Relationship added related to 0002393
2010-07-22 22:12 user6 Relationship added related to 0002787
2010-07-22 22:12 user6 Relationship deleted related to 0002787