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Pots are containers that function much like barrels, but can be made from other materials. They can be made from stone by a stone crafter at a craftsdwarf's workshop, ceramic at a kiln, glass at a glass furnace, wood at a craftsdwarf's workshop, or metal at a metalsmith's forge. Pots made from stone, stoneware, glass, wood, porcelain, metal, or glazed earthenware are water-tight and can be used to store liquids, and even for brewing. Unglazed earthenware can only be used for storing dry items. Metal pots are made using the metalcrafting skill, as opposed to metal barrels, which use the blacksmithing skill. The game refers to these containers sometimes as "pot" and sometimes as "large pot" but there is no actual distinction. Pots are stored in the Large Pots/Food Storage section of the Furniture stockpile. Pots are visible on the haul-for-trade screen under Tools section. Workshops that require a barrel for construction cannot use a pot instead.
Large pots are currently 2.5 times as heavy as barrels made from the same material, and they have double the capacity. A pot can accommodate a prepared meal stack of at least size 52 or several prepared meal stacks of at least size 60 but, like barrels, will still carry a maximum of one stack of booze, disregarding size.
- Pots will not be used for processing sweet pods into dwarven syrup. Bug:4356
- Dwarves will sometimes leave pots in furniture stockpile even when using them to store food. Bug:3389