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



Yes (1)

Blast resistance








Yes (64)



Catches fire from lava


Block entity ID

See § Data values

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


Duncan Geere Mojang avatar.png

Brewing stands, along with the whole concept of brewing, was added to Minecraft in version 1.0.0, back in 2011. The original idea was that cauldrons would be used to brew potions, but then the brewing stand was added instead. They’re pretty easy to make – but getting the materials is harder. You’ll need three cobblestone and a blaze rod, which can only be obtained by raiding a Nether Fortress. Good luck with that. To be honest, it’s probably easier to hunt through village temples or igloos – which occasionally contain brewing stands. End ships often have them too.

Duncan Geere[1]

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

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 with a splash potion of Weakness in it.

Brewing stands can generate without potions in village temples.


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

Block 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. For more information, see Haste § Instant mining.


Ingredients Crafting recipe
Blaze Rod +


Brewing GUI in the Java Edition

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.


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.

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.


Sound Subtitle Namespaced ID Subtitle ID Source Pitch Volume Min. volume
Brewing Stand bubbles block.brewing_stand.brew subtitles.block.brewing_stand.brew ? ? ? ?

Data values[edit]


Java Edition:

Brewing Stand Namespaced ID
Block brewing_stand
Block entity

Bedrock Edition:

Brewing Stand Namespaced ID Numeric ID
Block brewing_stand 117
Item 379
Block entity BrewingStand -

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.

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 display 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.


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 will be done through a brewing stand instead of a cauldron.
Beta 1.9 Prerelease 3Brewing Stand Revision 1.pngAdded 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.[2]
1.112w01aBrewing time was reduced to 20 seconds.
1.7.213w37aThe 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.
1.814w11aThe model was slightly changed due to the 22.5º rotation limit.
1.915w31aNow generate in end cities.
15w33aCan now brew lingering potions.
15w33cFixed a bug where one couldn't put in a splash potion to make a lingering potion.
15w42aBrewing stands now require blaze powder to operate.
15w43aNow generate in the basement of igloo.
Each blaze powder now fuels 20 operations rather than 30.
15w47bAdded sounds for brewing stands.
1.1116w32aThe block entity ID is changed from Cauldron to brewing_stand.
1.1317w47aPrior to The Flattening, this block's numeral ID was 117, and the item's 379.
1.14?Brewing Stand.png Changed brewing stand texture.
18w48aBrewing stands can now generate in plains village churches.
19w03cThe three plates of a brewing stand now use correct cullface arguments.[needs testing]
Pocket Edition Alpha
0.12.1build 1Added 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 now generate in village temple.
Legacy Console Edition
TU7CU11.0Patch 1Added brewing stands.
TU46CU361.38Patch 15Brewing stands now require blaze powder to operate.
New Nintendo 3DS Edition
0.1.0[verify] 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 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.[3]


See also[edit]