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This article is about an older version of DF.

Lye is made by a dwarf with the ashery operating labor enabled, at an ashery, and requires 1 bar of ash and 1 bucket.

Lye is used to make soap and potash, though potash can also be made directly from ash. Lye must be moved from the buckets into a barrel (which can hold up to 10 units of lye) to make the soap.

Why make potash out of lye instead of ash?

  • To train your dwarves by making them do extra tasks.
  • If you have left over lye from making soap.