Brewing is way more different than Crafting and Enchanting the tools, weapons, and armor. If we talk about Brewing, it is used to create potions that give you a special ability for some time.
Potions can play a very crucial role in our Minecraft journey whether you talk about the OverWorld, Nether, or End Dimension by entering into the end portal. Potions in Minecraft grant special abilities when consumed, which can be used to boost your strength.
There are also some potions with negative effects that you can use in your Defense mechanisms in combat situations against the mobs. for example:- Potion of Weakness.
The most important ingredients to brew any potion are Brewing Stand, Blaze Rod, Nether Wart, and Water Bottles.
To create a Brewing Stand, you need to have a Blaze Rod and three Cobblestones. Arrange the following items suitably as shown in the image given below:-
To obtain Nether Wart and Blaze Rod, you have to go into the Nether Dimension. You’ll get to see these ingredients only in the Nether Fortress situated in the Nether Dimension. While the Water Bottles and the Cobblestones can be easily found in your OverWorld (main world). You have to perform underground mining below the dirt to obtain cobblestone.
You have to craft a Watter bottle by using three glass blocks. You can get Glass blocks by lacing them into the Furnace with coal.
Tip: To avoid venturing into the Nether for Nether Wart, bring Soul Sand and Nether Warts to grow your own unlimited suppy of Nether Warts.
How to use a Brewing Stand in Minecraft?
To use the Brewing Stand to brew potions properly you have to understand the Slots of the Brewing Stand, from that you can create as many potions as you want.
The Brewing Stand is composed of five slots. Refer to the image below for an explanation of each slot’s function:-
- 1. Fuel Slot: You need to refuel your Brewing Stand before using it. Blaze Powder works as a refueling agent for the Brewing Stand, this is as simple as coal used in the Blast Furnace. You have to craft Blaze Rod on the crafting table to obtain Blaze Powder.
- 2. Main Ingredient Slot: This is the slot where you have to place the primary ingredient to make a specific potion. for example:- to make the potion of weakness you have to place the fermented Spider’s eye in the Main Ingredient Slot. You can’t place water bottles in the Main Ingredient Slot.
- 3,4&5 Water Bottle Slot: To brew any potion, you’d need water bottles filled with water. The ingredients are placed in the Main Ingredient Slot to store the potion in the Water Bottles. Before making the main potion, an Awkward Potion is often required as a precursor for many potions.
How to Make an Awkward Potion
To do so, follow these simple steps mentioned below:-
- Refuel your Brewing Stand with the Blaze Powder (fuel slot).
- Add the Water Bottle (Water bottle slot).
- Place the Nether Wart (Main ingredient slot).
Awkward potions are mandatory for brewing any specific potion. To brew a specific potion, place the additional ingredient on the Main Ingredient Slot with Awkward Potion. Awkward Potion in itself has no use and no effects. They are just used as the precursor before brewing any specific Potion.
You can brew only one Awkward potion with one Nether Wart. Placing three Water Bottles with one Nether Wart will not resul in the brewing of three awkward potion.
Upgrading of Potions
In Minecraft, there are also some potions with negative effects that you can’t use on yourself. These potions come in the category of Negative or Offensive Potions. You have to use it for your self-defense against the Mobs like wither or other mobs.
For example:- You can’t use the Potion of Weakness on yourself as it decreases the strength and melee attack damage, but you can use it on the Mobs or to cure any Zombie Villager.
In this case, it’s important to have Splash and Lingering versions of potions, as well as Extended Duration Negative Potions.
Splash & Lingering Potion
Splash Potion: To create a specific Splash Potion of any potion, you must add gunpowder (main ingredient slot) with the potion you want to create the Splashversion.
For example:- If you want to convert the Potion of Weakness into Splash Potion of Weakness, you must place Gunpowder (main ingredient slot) with the Potion of Weakness (Water bottle slot) in the Brewing Stand.
We have already covered How to make a Potion of Weakness in Minecraft.
Lingering Potion: A lingering version of any potion is created by placing the Dragon’s Breathe with the potion you want to create the Lingering version. You can obtain Dragon’s Breathe while fighting with the Ender Dragon in the End DImension. You must have to carry water bottles to collect the Dragon’s Breathe.
Lingering Potion is also similar to the Splash version of any potion. The lingering version of Potion creates an aura where it is thrown. It is mainly used for the Potion of Healing & Strength. Till you are in the Aura of the Lingering Potion of Healing, you will start to gain your HP (health points).
To create the Lingering Potion of Healing, you have to place the Dragon’s Breathe (main ingredient slot) with the Splash Potion of Healing (water bottle slot) on the Brewing Stand.
Brewing any potion with Redstone Dust will increase the duration of the effect. This will result in the potion which lasted 1.30 minutes will now last 4 minutes. For example:- Placing the Redstone Dust with the Potion of Weakness in the Brewing Stand will increase the duration of the potion to last more than usual.
Yes, you heard it right. There are also some potions which can be upgraded. The main ingredient used for upgrading the potion is Glowstone. Brewing any potion with the Glowstone in the brewing stand will increase the potency of the specific potion.
For example:- You can’t place redstone dust with the Potion of Healing in the brewing stand, but you can add the Potion of Healing with the Glowstone, this will result in the increasing of overall Healing Effect.
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