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Brewing Stand
Brewing Stand.pngBrewing Stand (Full).png
Renewable

Yes

Stackable

Yes (64)

Tool

Blast resistance

0.5

Hardness

0.5

Luminant

Yes (1)

Transparent

Yes

Flammable

No

Catches fire from lava

No

A brewing stand is a block used for brewing potions, splash potions and lingering potions. They are a cleric's job site block generated in village churches.

Obtaining[]

Breaking[]

A brewing stand can be mined using any pickaxe. If mined without a pickaxe, it drops nothing.

Block Brewing Stand
Hardness 0.5
Tool
Breaking time[A]
Default 2.5
Wooden 0.4
Stone 0.2
Iron 0.15
Diamond 0.1
Netherite 0.1
Golden 0.1
  1. Times are for unenchanted tools as wielded by players with no status effects, measured in seconds. For more information, see Breaking § Speed.

Natural generation[]

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

A brewing stand also generates in the basement of igloos with a splash potion of Weakness in it.

Brewing stands can generate without potions in village churches.

Crafting[]

Name Ingredients Crafting recipe Description
Brewing Stand Blaze Rod +
Any stone-tier block

Can use cobblestone and its other variants interchangeably.‌[Java Edition only]
Brewing Stand Blaze Rod +
Cobblestone or
Blackstone or
Cobbled Deepslate

Can use one variant of cobblestone only.‌[Bedrock Edition only]

Usage[]

Brewing stand GUI in Java Edition

Brewing stands cannot be pushed by pistons in Java Edition.

By default, the GUI of a brewing stand is labeled "Brewing Stand," but this name can be customized by naming it in an anvil before placing it.

Brewing[]

Main article: Brewing

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

Brewing stands need blaze powder as fuel. Each piece brews 20 batches of potions, with each stage of brewing counting separately. Unlike furnaces, there is no time limit; fuel is consumed only when there are bottles and an an ingredient to brew into it.

Brewing stands interact with hoppers as follows:

  • They accept brewing ingredients from hoppers pointing down into the top.
  • Any valid potion recipe can be preloaded for "hands-free" brewing of a complex recipe, with the nether wart falling through into the stand for the first step.
  • Bottles and fuel are accepted from hoppers pointing into the side.
  • Finished products can be pulled out by hoppers below, but each stage of brewing counts as a batch of "finished" potions.

Light source[]

Brewing stands emit a light level of 1.

Change profession[]

If a village has a brewing stand that has not been claimed by a villager, any villager who hasn't already picked a job site block in the village has a chance to change their profession into cleric.

Sounds[]

Generic[]

Java Edition:

SoundSubtitlesSourceDescriptionResource locationTranslation keyVolumePitchAttenuation
distance
Block brokenBlocksOnce the block has brokenblock.stone.breaksubtitles.block.generic.break1.00.816
None[sound 1]BlocksFalling on the block with fall damageblock.stone.fallNone[sound 1]0.50.7516
Block breakingBlocksWhile the block is in the process of being brokenblock.stone.hitsubtitles.block.generic.hit0.250.516
Block placedBlocksWhen the block is placedblock.stone.placesubtitles.block.generic.place1.00.816
FootstepsBlocksWalking on the blockblock.stone.stepsubtitles.block.generic.footsteps0.151.016
  1. a b MC-177082

Bedrock Edition:

SoundSourceDescriptionResource locationVolumePitch
BlocksOnce the block has brokendig.stone1.00.8
BlocksFalling on the block with fall damagefall.stone0.41.0
BlocksWhile the block is in the process of being brokenhit.stone0.370.5
?BlocksJumping from the blockjump.stone0.121.0
?BlocksFalling on the block without fall damageland.stone0.221.0
BlocksWalking on the blockstep.stone0.31.0
BlocksWhen the block is placeduse.stone1.00.8

Unique[]

Java Edition:

SoundSubtitlesSourceDescriptionResource locationTranslation keyVolumePitchAttenuation
distance
Brewing Stand bubblesBlocksWhen a potion finishes brewingblock.brewing_stand.brewsubtitles.block.brewing_stand.brew1.01.016

Data values[]

ID[]

Java Edition:

NameResource locationFormTranslation key
Brewing Standbrewing_standBlock & Itemblock.minecraft.brewing_stand
NameResource location
Block entitybrewing_stand

Bedrock Edition:

Brewing StandResource locationNumeric ID FormTranslation key
Blockbrewing_stand117Blocktile.brewingstandblock.name
Itembrewing_stand379Itemitem.brewing_stand.name
NameSavegame ID
Block entityBrewingStand

Metadata[]

See also: Data values

In Bedrock Edition, brewing stands use data values to determine what slots are filled.

Bits Values
0x1 The slot pointing east
0x2 The slot pointing southwest
0x4 The slot pointing northwest

Block states[]

See also: Block states

Java Edition:

Name Default value Allowed values Description
has_bottle_0falsefalse
true
True when a bottle is in slot 1.
has_bottle_1falsefalse
true
True when a bottle is in slot 2.
has_bottle_2falsefalse
true
True when a bottle is in slot 3.

Bedrock Edition:

Name Default value Allowed values Description
brewing_stand_slot_a_bit00
1
True when a bottle is in slot 1.
brewing_stand_slot_b_bit00
1
True when a bottle is in slot 2.
brewing_stand_slot_c_bit00
1
True when a bottle is in slot 3.

Block data[]

A brewing stand has a block entity associated with it that holds additional data about the block.

Java Edition:

  • Block entity data
    • Tags common to all block entities
    •  BrewTime: The number of ticks the potions have to brew.
    •  CustomName: Optional. The name of this container in JSON text component, which appears in its GUI where the default name ordinarily appears.
    •  Fuel: Remaining fuel for the brewing stand.
    •  Items: List of items in this container.
      • : An item in the brewing stand, including the slot tag:
        Slot 0: Left.
        Slot 1: Middle.
        Slot 2: Right.
        Slot 3: Where potion ingredient goes.
        Slot 4: Fuel (Blaze Powder).
        • Tags common to all items
    •  Lock: Optional. When not blank, prevents the container from being opened unless the opener is holding an item whose name matches this string.

Bedrock Edition:

See Bedrock Edition level format/Block entity format.

Achievements[]

Icon Achievement In-game description Actual requirements (if different) Gamerscore earned Trophy type (PS4)
PS4 Other platforms
Local BreweryBrew a potion.Pick up a potion from a brewing stand potion slot. An already-created potion placed and removed qualifies.15GBronze

Advancements[]

Icon Advancement In-game description Parent Actual requirements (if different) Resource location
Advancement-plain-raw.pngLocal Brewery
Brew a potion Into FirePick 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

History[]

Java Edition
1.0.0Beta 1.9 Prerelease 2Cauldrons are implemented to be used to brew potions, but are not available in-game yet.
September 30, 2011Brewing Stand (pre-release).png Jeb reveals that brewing is done through a brewing stand instead of a cauldron.
Beta 1.9 Prerelease 3Brewing Stand (empty) JE1 BE1.png Brewing Stand (left) JE1.png Brewing Stand (right) JE1.png Brewing Stand (full) JE1.png
Brewing Stand (item) JE1 BE1.png Added brewing stands.
Brewing potions with brewing stands currently take 30 seconds.
When the first brewing stand was shown by Jeb, it had an additional 2D sub-stand for bottles, but the stands for bottles have now been designed in 3D.[2]
1.112w01aBrewing time for brewing stands has now been reduced to 20 seconds.
1.3.112w15a⇧ Shift + clicking can now be used to put items in brewing stands.
1.814w11aBrewing Stand (empty) JE2.png Brewing Stand (left) JE2.png Brewing Stand (right) JE2.png Brewing Stand (full) JE2.png
The model of brewing stands has now been changed. Stands with no bottles appear glitched from some angles, the left and right slots appear identical when filled in (although both distinct appearences still exist as metadata), and the arm angles have changed due to the 22.5º rotation limit.
Brewing stands' targeting hitbox is now a full cube - previously it was a cuboid around the base plates.
14w11bBrewing Stand (empty) JE3.png Brewing Stand (left) JE3.png Brewing Stand (right) JE3.png Brewing Stand (full) JE3.png
Empty brewing stands' model have been fixed, although the other changes still remain.
14w25aBrewing Stand (empty) JE4.png Brewing Stand (left) JE4.png Brewing Stand (right) JE4.png Brewing Stand (full) JE4.png
Brewing stand models have changed such that bottles in the left and right slots now indeed appear different. However, the leftmost one appears stretched. Also worth noting is the ambient occlusion, which is considered completely intentional and not an oversight with the model format introduction.[3]
1.915w31aBrewing stands now generate in end cities.
15w33aBrewing stands can now brew lingering potions.
15w33cA bug where the player couldn't put in a splash potion to make a lingering potion has now been fixed.
15w42aBrewing stands now require blaze powder to operate.
15w43aBrewing stands now generate in the basement of igloos.
Each blaze powder now fuels 20 brewing stand operations rather than 30.
15w44aBrewing Stand (empty) JE5.png Brewing Stand (left) JE5.png Brewing Stand (right) JE5.png Brewing Stand (full) JE5.png
Brewing stand models no longer have a stretched bottle.
15w47bSounds have been added for brewing stands.
1.1116w32aThe block entity ID has now been changed from Cauldron to brewing_stand.
1.1317w47aPrior to The Flattening, this block's numeral ID was 117, and the item's 379.
1.1418w43aBrewing Stand.png Brewing Stand (Full).png
Brewing Stand (item) JE2.png The textures of brewing stands have now been changed.
18w44aBrewing Stand (item) JE3 BE2.png The texture of the brewing stand item has now been changed.
18w48aBrewing stands now generate in the updated plains villages.
18w49aBrewing stands now generate in the updated savanna villages and the new snowy villages.
18w50aBrewing stands now generate in the updated desert and taiga villages.
19w03cThe three plates, but not the rod, of a brewing stand now use correct cullface arguments.
19w11aBrewing stands now serve as cleric villagers' job site block.
1.16.220w28aBrewing stands can now be crafted with blackstone.
1.1721w07aBrewing stands can now be crafted with grimstone (now deepslate).
21w08aBrewing stands can no longer be crafted with deepslate.
Brewing stands can now be crafted with cobbled deepslate.
21w11aTweaked the brewing stand GUI texture.
Pocket Edition Alpha
v0.12.1build 1Brewing Stand (empty) JE1 BE1.png
Brewing Stand (item) JE1 BE1.png Added brewing stands.
Pocket Edition
1.0.0alpha 0.17.0.1Brewing stands now generate in igloo basements.
Brewing stands now generate in end ships.
Bedrock Edition
1.2.0beta 1.2.0.2Brewing stands now require blaze powder to operate.
1.10.0beta 1.10.0.3A brewing stand can now generate in village temples.
Brewing Stand.png
Brewing Stand (item) JE3 BE2.png The textures of brewing stands have now been changed.
1.16.100beta 1.16.100.52Brewing stands can now be crafted with blackstone.
1.17.0beta 1.17.0.50Brewing stands can now be crafted with cobbled deepslate.
Legacy Console Edition
TU7CU1 1.0 Patch 11.0.1Brewing Stand (empty) JE1 BE1.png
Brewing Stand (item) JE1 BE1.png Added brewing stands.
TU46CU36 1.38 Patch 15Brewing stands now require blaze powder to operate.
1.90 Brewing Stand.png
Brewing Stand (item) JE3 BE2.png The textures of brewing stands have now been changed.
New Nintendo 3DS Edition
0.1.0Brewing Stand (empty) JE1 BE1.png
Brewing Stand (item) JE1 BE1.png Added brewing stands.

Brewing stand "item"[]

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Java Edition
1.0.0Beta 1.9 Prerelease 3Brewing 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.
1.3.112w16aBrewing stand items can now be obtained in singleplayer worlds via the /give command using the respective numeric ID.
1.7.213w37aThe 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.

Appearances[]

Java Edition
1.0.0Beta 1.9 Prerelease 3Brewing Stand (texture) JE1 BE1.png 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
1.4.212w34aThe brewing stand item now uses the aforementioned texture when in an item frame.

Names[]

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  • Does it crash beta 1.9?
  • Command announced name. 
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Java Edition
  •  ? - 13w25b: [Has no defined name, rendering a minimum-length text box if highlighted]
  • 13w25c - 13w36b: tile.brewingStand.name

Issues[]

Issues relating to "Brewing Stand" are maintained on the bug tracker. Report issues there.

Trivia[]

  • Even when the brewing stand is not in use, there is still smoke coming out of the top of it.
  • In Java Edition, when a brewing stand is broken, particles from a bottle appear, even if no bottle is in the stand.
  • No matter what potion (including water bottles) is in the stand it always looks like a full red bottle.
  • Brewing stands always face east, no matter what direction they are placed.
  • According to Searge, blaze powder being used as fuel was added as a way to not destroy the game progression, as a brewing stand was added beneath the igloo, to prevent the player from using it before going to the Nether.[4]

Gallery[]

See also[]

References[]

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