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



Yes (64)


Blast resistance





Yes (1)





Catches fire from lava


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



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

Block Brewing Stand
Hardness 0.5
Breaking time[note 1]
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 in seconds. For more information, see Breaking § Speed.

Natural generation[edit]

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.


Name Ingredients Crafting recipe Description
Brewing Stand Blaze Rod +

Brewing Stand Blaze Rod +

[upcoming: JE 1.16.2]


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.


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. Unlike furnaces there is no time limit for when the 20 batches are brewed.

Light source[edit]

Brewing stands emit a light level of 1.

Change profession[edit]

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.


Java Edition:

SoundSubtitleSourceDescriptionNamespaced IDTranslation keyVolumePitchAttenuation distance
Block brokenBlocksBreaking the blockblock.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 breakingBlocksMining the blockblock.stone.hitsubtitles.block.generic.hit0.250.516
Block placedBlocksPlacing the blockblock.stone.placesubtitles.block.generic.place1.00.816
FootstepsBlocksWalking on the blockblock.stone.stepsubtitles.block.generic.footsteps0.151.016
Brewing Stand bubbles? ? block.brewing_stand.brewsubtitles.block.brewing_stand.brew? ? 16

Data values[edit]


Java Edition:

NameNamespaced IDTranslation key
Brewing Standbrewing_stand block.minecraft.brewing_stand
NameNamespaced ID
Block entitybrewing_stand

Bedrock Edition:

Brewing StandNamespaced IDNumeric ID Translation key
NameSavegame ID
Block entityBrewingStand

Block data[edit]

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[edit]

Java Edition:

Name Default value Allowed values 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.

Bedrock Edition:

Name Default value Allowed values 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]

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

  • Block entity data
    • Tags common to all block entities see Template:Nbt inherit/blockentity/template
    •  CustomName: Optional. The name of this container in JSON text component, which appears in its GUI where the default name ordinarily appears.
    •  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.


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


Icon Advancement In-game description Parent Actual requirements (if different) Namespaced ID


Local Brewery
Brew a potionInto 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.nether/brew_potion


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 Revision 1.png Brewing Stand (Full)old.png
Brewing Stand (Item) Revision 1.png Added brewing stands.
Brewing Stand (block item) JE1.png The block form of brewing stands, when in the inventory, shows the side texture and a potion bottle.
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.[1]
1.112w01aBrewing time for brewing stands has now been reduced to 20 seconds.
1.7.213w37aThe item form of block ID 117 (brewing stand) has now been removed from the game. It can no longer exist in inventories, only as a block in the world.
1.814w11aBrewing stands 14w10c.png Brewing stands 14w11a.png The model of brewing stands has now been slightly changed due to the 22.5º rotation limit.
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.
15w47bAdded sounds 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) Revision 2.png The textures of brewing stands have now been changed.
18w44aBrewing stand (Item) TextureUpdate.png The texture of the brewing stand item has now been changed.
18w48aBrewing stands can now generate in plains village churches.
19w03cThe three plates, but not the rod, of a brewing stand now use correct cullface arguments.
Upcoming Java Edition
1.16.220w28aBrewing stands can now be crafted with blackstone.
Pocket Edition Alpha
0.12.1build 1Brewing Stand Revision 1.png
Brewing Stand (Item) Revision 1.png Added brewing stands.
Pocket Edition
1.0.0alpha stands now generate in igloo basements.
Brewing stands now generate in end ships.
Bedrock Edition
1.2.0beta stands now require blaze powder to operate.
1.10.0beta brewing stand can now generate in village temples.
Brewing Stand.png
Brewing stand (Item) TextureUpdate.png The textures of brewing stands have now been changed.
Legacy Console Edition
TU7CU11.0Patch 11.0.1Brewing Stand Revision 1.png
Brewing Stand (Item) Revision 1.png Added brewing stands.
TU46CU361.38Patch 15Brewing stands now require blaze powder to operate.
1.90Brewing Stand.png
Brewing stand (Item) TextureUpdate.png The textures of brewing stands have now been changed.
New Nintendo 3DS Edition
0.1.0Brewing Stand Revision 1.png
Brewing Stand (Item) Revision 1.png Added brewing stands.


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.
  • When a brewing stand is broken, particles from a bottle appear, even if no bottle is in the stand.
  • No matter what potion (including empty and water bottles) is in the stand it always looks like a full red bottle.
  • Brewing stands 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]