So I'm making my first basic sorting machine setup to handle quarry materials. Right now I have it simply as one color path sends cobble and gravel to a recycler, another sends dirt to a storage barrel, and a third outputs to a chest to handle everything else. It works perfectly except dirt will clog the machine. I'm guessing this is because the sorting machine can't tell the barrel is a dirt barrel, and thus can't tell it is a valid inventory? It's kind of odd since my filters have no problem dealing putting items into barrels, but if anyone can shed light on this issue it would be appreciated.
If at all possible, I'd like not to use a router, as it is just one barrel, and I don't have a wrath igniter.