How to use the brewing stand in minecraft

This page, which is a part of IGN’s Minecraft Wiki guide, explains how to make each type of potion, how to use a brewing stand, how to make water bottles and cauldrons, and much more.

How to use a Minecraft brewing stand
  1. Fill 1-3 glass bottles with water from either a cauldron or a water source.
  2. Place the water bottle(s) into the bottom three slots.
  3. Fill the top spot with the base ingredient.
  4. Use Blaze Powder for the brewing process.
  5. Repeat these steps until you have the desired potion.

Natural generation

Brewing stands generate in end ships. They have two Instant Health II potions in their holders.

Additionally, an igloo’s basement generates a brewing station that contains a small amount of the Weakness potion.

Brewing stands can generate without potions in village churches.

A brewing stand’s GUI by default displays the name “Brewing Stand,” but you can change this by naming it in an anvil before placing it.

Brewing stands cannot be pushed by pistons in Java Edition.

BrewingMain article:

Brewing stands are primarily used to facilitate the creation of potions. Its interface can be opened by pressing use on them.

Brewing stands need blaze powder as fuel. 20 batches of potions are produced by each piece, with each stage of brewing being counted separately. There is no time limit, unlike furnaces, and fuel is only used when there are bottles and ingredients to brew into them.

Brewing stands interact with hoppers as follows:

  • They take ingredients for brewing from hoppers that point downward into the top.
  • Any legitimate potion recipe may be preloaded for “hands-free” brewing of a difficult recipe, with the first step being the nether wart falling through into the stand.
  • Fuel and bottles are taken from hoppers that point into the side.
  • Hoppers below can remove finished goods, but each phase of brewing counts as a batch of “finished” potions.

To create the antidote, elixir, eye drops, and tonic in the Education Edition’s medicine potions, different ingredients can be combined in the brewing stand.

Changing profession

Any villager who hasn’t already chosen a job site block in the village has the opportunity to change their profession to cleric if the village has a brewing stand that hasn’t been claimed by a villager.

Light source

Brewing stands emit a light level of 1.

Sound Subtitles Source Description Resource location Translation key Volume Pitch Attenuation distance Brewing Stand bubbles Blocks When a potion finishes brewing block.brewing_stand .brew subtitles.block .brewing_stand.brew 1.0 1.0 16 Chest locked Blocks When a player attempts to open a brewing stand locked using the Lock tag block.chest .locked subtitles.block .chest.locked 1.0 1.0 16 Cleric works Friendly Creatures Randomly while a cleric is working entity.villager .work_cleric subtitles.entity .villager.work_cleric 1.0 0.8-1.2 16
Sound Source Description Resource location Volume Pitch Blocks When a potion finishes brewing random.potion.brewed 1.0 1.0 Blocks Randomly while a cleric is working random.potion.brewed 1.0 1.0

Data values

Name Identifier Form Translation key
Brewing Stand brewing_stand Block & Item block.minecraft.brewing_standitem.minecraft.brewing_stand
Brewing Stand Identifier Numeric ID Form Item ID[i 1] Translation key
Block brewing_stand 117 Block & Ungiveable Item[i 2] brewingstandblock
Item brewing_stand 431 Item
  • Blocks Direct Item Form ID, used in add-ons and savegame files
  • Unavailable with /give command
Name Savegame ID
Block entity BrewingStand

Block statesSee also:

Name Default value Allowed values Description
has_bottle_0 false falsetrue True when a bottle is in slot 1.
has_bottle_1 false falsetrue True when a bottle is in slot 2.
has_bottle_2 false falsetrue True when a bottle is in slot 3.
Name Metadata Bits Default value Allowed values Values for Metadata Bits Description
brewing_stand_slot_a_bit 0x1 false falsetrue 01 True when a bottle is in slot 1.
brewing_stand_slot_b_bit 0x2 false falsetrue 01 True when a bottle is in slot 2.
brewing_stand_slot_c_bit 0x4 false falsetrue 01 True when a bottle is in slot 3.

Block data

A block entity linked to a brewing stand contains additional information about the block.

  • Block entity data Tags that are shared by all block entities BrewTime: The number of ticks needed to brew the potions CustomName: Optional. The JSON text component’s name of this container, which appears in its GUI instead of the default name normally Fuel: Remaining fuel for the brewing stand. counts down by 1 each time a potion is brewed and reaches 20 when full. Items: List of items in this container. A brewing stand item with the following slot tag: Slot 0: Left potion slot Slot 1: Middle potion slot. Slot 2: Right potion slot. Slot 3: Where the potion ingredient goes. Slot 4: Fuel (Blaze Powder). Tags common to all items Lock: Optional. When not empty, prevents opening the container unless the opener is holding something with a name that matches this string.
Icon Achievement In-game description Actual requirements (if different) Gamerscore earned Trophy type (PS4)
PS4 Other
Local Brewery Brew a potion. Pick up a potion from a brewing stand potion slot. An already-created potion placed and removed qualifies. 15G Bronze
Icon Advancement In-game description Parent Actual requirements (if different) Resource location
Local Brewery Brew a potion Into Fire Pick up an item from a brewing stand potion slot. This does not need to be a potion. Water bottles or even glass bottles can also trigger this advancement.[1] nether/brew_potion
  • The first picture of a brewing stand. A giant mushroom is also seen in this picture.

Brewing stand “item”

Java Edition
1.0.0 Beta 1.9 Prerelease 3 Brewing stands have an extra item form corresponding to its block ID, which can be obtained via inventory editors with numeric item ID 117. It is not intended to be obtained in conventional gameplay.
1.3.1 12w16a Brewing stand items can now be obtained in singleplayer worlds via the /give command using the respective numeric ID.
1.7.2 13w37a The direct item form of brewing stands has been removed from the game. It can no longer exist as an item in any way, only as a placed block.
Pocket Edition Alpha
? Brewing stands exist as an item.
Java Edition
1.0.0 Beta 1.9 Prerelease 3 The brewing stand item uses this texture in inventories, when held in first or third person view, as a dropped item or when in an item frame.
Java Edition
1.4.2 12w34a The brewing stand item now uses the aforementioned texture when in an item frame.
  • Does it crash beta 1.9?
  • Command announced name.
  • Please expand the section to include this information. Further details may exist on the

  • Beta 1. 9 Prerelease 3 – 13w25b: [Has no defined name and if highlighted creates a text box with a minimum length]
  • 13w25c – 13w36b:

On the bug tracker, problems with “Brewing Stand” are kept up to date. Report issues there.

  • Smoke still emanates from the top of the brewing stand even when it is not in use.
  • Even though there isn’t a bottle in the brewing stand, Java Edition shows bottle fragments when a brewing stand breaks.
  • Whatever is in the stand always appears to be a full red bottle, including water bottles.
  • No matter which direction they are placed, brewing stands are always facing east.
  • Searge claimed that the igloo’s basement had a brewing stand added for thematic purposes. Due to this, blaze powder was necessary as fuel to maintain game progress. This stops the player from using it before entering the Nether. [4].
  • A brewing stand in action.
  • A brewing stand in an igloo basement.
  • The GUI of the brewing stand in 1.8.x and below.

See also

How to use a Brewing Stand to make Potions – Minecraft


How do you brew potions in Minecraft?

In order for an ingredient to be distilled into bottles and the potions to be consumed to give the player a specific effect, you must place flasks in the bottom three slots of the potion-making interface and an ingredient in the top slot.

What do you need to activate a brewing stand in Minecraft?

Brewing stands are primarily used to facilitate the creation of potions. Its interface can be opened by pressing use on them. Brewing stands need blaze powder as fuel.

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