Brewing Stand

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


Solid Block








Yes, 1

Blast resistance








Yes (64)



First appearances

See history



Block entity id

JE: brewing_stand
BE: BrewingStand

Data values
dec: 117 hex: 75 bin: 1110101
dec: 379 hex: 17B bin: 101111011


A brewing stand is a block used for brewing potions, splash potions and lingering potions.


Brewing stands can be mined using any pickaxe. If mined without a pickaxe, it will drop nothing.

Brewing Stand
Hardness 0.5
Breaking time[note 1]
Hand 2.5
Wooden 0.4
Stone 0.2
Iron 0.15
Diamond 0.1
Golden 0.1
  1. Times are for unenchanted tools in seconds.


Ingredients Crafting recipe
Blaze Rod +

Natural generation[edit]

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

A brewing stand will also generate in the basement of igloos, having a splash potion of Weakness in it.


Brewing stands cannot be pushed by pistons.[Java and Legacy Console editions only]

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 GUI in the Java Edition


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 will brew 20 batches of potions.

Light source[edit]

Brewing stands emit a light level of 1.

Data values[edit]

Block data[edit]

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 state[edit]

See also: Block states
Name Value Description

True when a bottle is in slot 1.

True when a bottle is in slot 2.

True when a bottle is in slot 3.

Block entity[edit]

See also: Block entity format

A brewing stand has a block entity associated with it that holds additional data about the block. The brewing stand's block entity ID is brewing_stand.

  • Block entity data
    • Tags common to all block entities see Template:Nbt inherit/blockentity/template

    •  CustomName: Optional. The name of this container, which will display in its GUI where the default name ordinarily is.

    •  Lock: Optional. When not blank, prevents the container from being opened unless the opener is holding an item whose name matches this string.

    •  Items: List of items in the 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).

    •  BrewTime: The number of ticks the potions have to brew.

    •  Fuel: Remaining fuel for the brewing stand.



Official release
1.0.0 Beta 1.9 Prerelease 2 Cauldrons are implemented to be used to brew potions, but are not available in-game yet.
September 30, 2011 Jeb reveals that brewing will be done through a brewing stand instead of a cauldron.
Beta 1.9 Prerelease 3 Added brewing stands, where brewing potions took 30 seconds.
When the first brewing stand appeared, it had an additional 2D sub-stand for bottles, (see the first picture in the gallery) but now the stands for bottles have been designed in 3D.[1]
1.1 12w01a Brewing time was reduced to 20 seconds.
1.7.2 13w37a The item form of block ID 117 (brewing stand) was removed from the game. It can no longer exist in inventories, only as a block in the world.
1.8 14w11a The model was slightly changed due to the 22.5º rotation limit.
1.9 15w31a Now generate in end cities.
15w33a Can now brew lingering potions.
15w33c Fixed a bug where one couldn't put in a splash potion to make a lingering potion.
15w42a Brewing stands now require blaze powder to operate.
15w43a Now generate in the basement of igloo.
Each blaze powder now fuels 20 operations rather than 30.
15w47b Added sounds for brewing stands.
1.11 16w32a The block entity ID is changed from Cauldron to brewing_stand.
1.13 17w47a Prior to The Flattening, this block's numeral ID was 117, and the item's 379.
Pocket Edition Alpha
0.12.1 build 1 Added brewing stands.
Pocket Edition
1.0 build 1 Brewing stands now generate in igloo basements.
Brewing stands now generate in end ships.
Bedrock Edition
1.2 build 1 Brewing stands now require blaze powder to operate.
Legacy Console Edition
TU7 CU1 1.0 Patch 1 Added brewing stands.
TU46 CU36 1.38 Patch 15 Brewing stands now require blaze powder to operate.


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


  • Even when the brewing stand is not in use, there is still smoke coming out of the top of it (because of the hot blaze rod at the center).
  • When a brewing stand is broken, particles from the bottle will appear, even if no bottle is in the stand.
  • No matter what potion (including empty and water bottles) is in the stand it will always look like a full red bottle.
  • Brewing stands will always face east, no matter what direction it was placed.
  • According to Searge, blaze powder being used as fuel was added as a way to not destroy the game progression because there is a brewing stand beneath the igloo, preventing the player from using it before going to the Nether.[2]


See also[edit]


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