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Slurry is a material used in paper making. Slurry is created at a mill or quern from cloth plants and pressed into paper at a screw press. This also creates seeds.

The labor associated with making slurries is papermaking, under crafts - not milling, as one might expect from the building.

Slurry is considered to be a glob in the Stocks menu.

Oddly enough, despite not being food, slurries are stored in the food stockpile as a paste.

Here is a workflow for making plant slurry:

  • Build stoneworker's workshop (Building > Workshops > Stoneworker)
  • Produce stone quern using stoneworkers workshop (input: stone)
  • Build quern (Building > Workshop > Farming > Quern)
  • Add plant stockpile near your quern.
  • Have your dwarves gather plants.
  • Set a work order for your quern to produce 'slurry' if fewer than 10 'globs' exist. Specify "Adj" to be 'paper-slurry items. (input: plants) (Note: You need a dwarf with the 'Manager' role and an office assigned to use work orders. You can do that from Citizens > Nobles and Administrators)
Dripping slurry.

Technical info[edit]

Slurry is the [SOLID_PASTE] state of plant fiber and its [SOLID_PRESSED] state is the paper itself. The structural material has [MATERIAL_REACTION_PRODUCT:PRESS_PAPER_MAT:LOCAL_PLANT_MAT:THREAD] to tell the milling reaction to have slurry as the product, and the slurry has class [REACTION_CLASS:PAPER_SLURRY] to turn the glob into paper of the same material.


  • Slurry stored on the floor in food stockpile (not in a barrel/pot) will trigger a Clean job, resulting in the glob being destroyed.Bug:9884 As a work-around, one can use the custom stockpile feature to disable paste from being stored in food stockpiles, and the slurry will remain safely in the quern/millstone until need at a screw press.
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Fiber (PaperSlurry) • FlowerFruitLeafOil • Plant powders (DyeFlourSugar) • Seed (Press cake) • Wood
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See also: Material science