Alright, well someone mentioned that a post be done highlighting some of the tips regarding bugs/alpha issues that can make this game a better experience for all of us! If you have anything to input, comment and help everyone else out. If there is enough input then I can compile them into this post.
My tip would be to not place anvils in the forges to smelt them back into iron. You scrap them for a small loss of iron, but it appears there is a bug associated with smelting anvils and it bugging your forge up!