Are you tired of cooking cheese? Having to put in the input slot a bucket of milk, wait for it to cook into cheese and then manually take out of the input the empty bucket to then replace it with yet another bucket, doing the same thing over and over???? Well, look no further fellow minetester! I present you a way to craft cheese in a different way, without having to swap buckets ever again! ;)
First lets talk about the Milk Cauldron: Use copper to craft this furnace-like node. It can only boil some liquid held in a bucket, therefor you cannot use it to smelt or cook anything else. You can use milk buckets, water buckets to make salt, and a few more items! It has 4 distinct slots types:
Input or Source
In order to activate the boiling, you need to add something to boil first!
As the max stack size of a bucket holding a liquid is 1, there are problems to boil more than one thing, therefor this slot list can come to your aid! When an item is done boiling in the Source slot, another item will be automatically fetched from this Reserve, and the boiling process will continue! (if you added boilable items of course)
Output or Destination
This is a normal slot, like in the furnace, except that you will get the replacements here, so this slot will held empty buckets too!
Normal fuel slot, nothing to add here. Enjoy boiling! ;)
Now, did you expect cheese to come out of that cauldron? Well, nope. Milk boils into two things, Curd with is the sold part, and Whey which is the liquid part. Cheese is essentially aged curd, but where to start this process? In a Cheese Aging Rack! There are a total of 12 different cheese types that you can acquire, through the use of this Rack, placed in a dark spot. There are 3 types of Cheese Rack, Wooden, Stone and Mossy, each with their aging time, giving you a a few pieces of one random type of the 4 assigned to that Rack. So if you want a particular cheese, you need to have the right Rack. If you have the mod [astral] installed, there will be differences upon harvesting the aged cheese, if certain moon or sun event is happening. You can still normally cook Curd to get a "default" cheese (for example mobs:cheese) and Whey into Ricotta (You can boil it in the Milk Cauldron too).
Actually... there are a few more cheeses, that you can craft instead of wait to age. You can use Curd with water and salt to craft Stretched Cheese, and give it a shape, making Mozzarella, Scamorza and Caciocavallo. Scamorza can be eaten as it is but it satiates more if you cook it into Smoked Scamorza. You need some string to craft Caciocavallo and cannot be eaten as is. In needs to age by hanging it on a wooden ceiling in the dark. I know, when i said that there is Mozzarella, you would want a pizza, right? Not here, sorry. This mod only provides cheeses. Their uses are on other mods using this one.
There are other dairy products, you know? Like Cream! And what usage has the other liquid that you can from boiling milk? Just craft a Cream Separator and you'll find out! Right click on it, with either milk or Whey, and it will spin, (technically, centrifuging) giving you some delicious Cream! If you use milk you will get more than just by using Whey.
Yet another dairy product, Butter! Much like the Cream Separator, you need to craft a Churn and right click it to get some golden Butter. You can use milk to get one piece of butter, or Cream to get 3.
Yes. There is Ice Cream too! You can craft a base using milk, Cream, sugar and snow. Currently there isnt much to do with it except Neapolitan Ice Cream, but if you have the [icecream] mod installed, the recipes will now use this new base.
Why? Why not! I wanted to include more people, so this mod can be used by dairy-free people too! if you have the [moretrees] mod, you can make Coconut Cream with coconut milk usign the Cream Separator, Vegetable Butter by using the Churn with Vegetable Butter Preparation, crafted with Coconut Cream, oil and vegetable milk and Vegan Ice Cream crafting together vegetable milk, Coconut Cream, sugar and snow.
Yes, you read that right. There is a fourth Rack type: Obsidian. You can use Curd or ... other items, each giving you a specific type of cheese, so this isn't random. I'll let you find out how to use it, but you'll need [ethereal] mod for most cheese. Its behaviour changes if you again have [astral] and [mana] mod installed. There is a change to [moobloom] too. Eating each fantasy cheese will give you a special effect if you have the [playereffects] mod installed. (The effects still need to be worked on, they are not perfect).
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