Ep39 here! Lack of Zombie Flesh is causing delays, today we rectify that.
Another option for collecting the loot is an obsidian pipe with an engine on it set to “vacuum” horizontally. You wouldn’t have to worry about light leaking through the hoppers.
Oh, almost forgot. Maybe you would like more critters in your game. Try Mo’Creatures.
just be warned, ogre’s (and big golems) can wreak more havoc than a swarm of creepers. Thankfully the mod is crazy on the customizations.