If you’re new to Minecraft brewing and want to get to grips with the basics – including what on earth you should do with your phantom membranes – we’ve created a simple guide on how to make potions in Minecraft. Our guide includes how to use a brewing stand, equipment, and key ingredients.
Minecraft brewing can be used to create a vast array of consumable potions that will cause various status effects, such as healing buffs, strength enhancers, and elemental cures for when you take on Minecraft mobs and monsters. All potions created from brewing require a base ingredient, which can then be adapted and enhanced using a secondary ingredient and/or modifier.
We’ve broken down exactly what you’ll need in this Minecraft brewing guide below, including some of the most common ingredients and their effects. We’ll start by breaking down the key equipment you’ll need to get started on your journey to become a brewing pro before moving onto the ingredients you’ll be combining. So, without further ado, here’s your brewing primer for beginners.
Minecraft brewing equipment
- Brewing stand: used to add and combine ingredients into water bottles
- Cauldron: holds one bucket of water or three bottles of a single potion. The cauldron equates to three glass bottles
- Blaze powder: the fuel for brewing, an essential to fuel the brewing stand
- Glass bottle: used at a water source to create a water bottle. Is also the potion container
- Water bottle: the starting base for all potions, created from filling a glass bottle at a water source or cauldron
how to use a Minecraft brewing stand
- Fill 1-3 glass bottles with water from either a cauldron or a water source
- Place the water bottle(s) into the bottom three slots
- Fill the top spot with the base ingredient
- Use Blaze Powder for the brewing process
- Repeat these steps until you have the desired potion
Minecraft brewing potions
The base ingredients are the first ingredient added to the brewing stand in the process. Every potion requires a base ingredient, which determine the potion’s type. The base ingredients are listed below, along with the type of potion each ingredient creates. The modifier effect is when the ingredient is used at the end of the brewing process, to enhance or adapt potions.
|Ingredient||Potion type||Modifier effect|
|Nether Wart||Awkward Potion||None|
|Redstone Dust||Mundane Potion||Extends potion duration|
|Glowstone Dust||Thick Potion||Enhances potion potency|
|Fermented Spider Eye||Potion of Weakness||Corrupts a potion, reversing its effects|
|Gunpowder||Splash Water Bottle||Explodes on impact|
|Dragon’s Breath||Lingering Water Bottle||Explodes on impact, leaves a damaging cloud|
The secondary ingredient, also known as the effect ingredient, is to be added to the base one. This ingredient will influence the type of potion created.
|Magma Cream||Fire resistance|
|Golden Carrot||Night vision|
|Turtle Shell||Water breathing|
|Phantom Membranes||Slow falling|
|Fermented Spider Eye||Poison|
An addition to Minecraft brewing can be found in the Minecraft Bedrock and Education Editions and includes the elemental ingredients below that can cure nausea, weakness, poison, and blindness.
If you’re excited to venture out from the confines of your mining sanctuary, brewing in Minecraft is a great skill to have. Now you’re familiar with the basics and how to make potions in Minecraft, you can experiment with brewing recipes to create potions to suit your combat needs. Eventually, you’ll be able to take these recipes and start making tipped arrows that’ll make you a master archer at taking down Minecraft phantoms.
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But, for now, best of luck on finding the materials you need to help you in your future endeavours. As well as potions, learn how to craft a Minecraft shield and use an enchanting table in Minecraft to defend yourself in battle against the weird and wonderful Minecraft mobs.