Brewing Stand

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Brewing Stand
First Appearance Beta 1.9 Prerelease 2
Stackable Yes 64
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</noinclude>A Brewing Stand is a utility block in Minecraft used in the brewing process to make potions, splash potions, and lingering potions.


Overview[edit | edit source]

The main purpose of brewing stands is to allow for the brewing of potions. Its interface can be opened by pressing use on them.

The interface has five slots: the bottom three are for glass bottles, which must be filled with water or a potion. The uppermost most slot is used to add an ingredient to the potions below, such as Nether Wart. The upper left slot is for blaze powder, which will fuel 20 batches of potions.

Brewing stands emit a light level of 2.

While distilling a reagent into the glass bottles filled with water or potions, one ingredient will distill into all three slots. For example, one Nether Wart will create three awkward potions.

Many items can be used in the brewing process, and they are usually split into two categories: bases and secondary ingredients.

Any villager who hasn't already picked a job site block in the village has a chance to change their profession to a cleric using a brewing stand.

Bases[edit | edit source]

Main article: Potions#Potion Recipes

Bases are the ingredients that start the brewing process by making awkward, mundane, or thick potions.

Secondary Ingredients[edit | edit source]

Secondary ingredients are the ingredients that determine the type of potion (in other words, the effect).

Crafting[edit | edit source]

Brewing Stand
None None None
None Blaze Rod None
Cobblestone Cobblestone Cobblestone


Trivia[edit | edit source]

  • No matter what kind of potion is in the brewing stand, it will always look like a red-colored potion when it's not being viewed from the brewing stand menu.
  • There are brewing stands found in igloos as of 1.9, and they will have splash potions of weakness in them. 
    • You could also find them in village churches as of 1.14.
      • These brewing stands will have no fuel, requiring that the player must go to the Nether in order to obtain blaze powder.
  • If a brewing stand is placed on top of a fence, then a player and/or other mobs can jump onto the fence.
  • Smoke particles appear above the brewing stand while it is brewing a potion. 
  • Earlier versions did not require blaze powder as a source of fuel.
  • Brewing stands can also be found on End Ships. They will always contain two Instant Health Potions.

Gallery[edit | edit source]

File:BrewingStandNew.png
Click for full Brewing Stand gallery.