How to Make a Brewing Stand in Minecraft

Brewing stand recipe and how to find the materials

What to Know

  • First make a Crafting Table. Place one Blaze Rod in the middle of the top row, and three Cobblestones or Blackstones in the middle row.
  • Use Blaze Power to activate your Brewing Stand and start brewing potions.

This article explains how to make a Brewing Stand in Minecraft and how to brew potions on any platform.

How to Craft a Brewing Stand in Minecraft

Before you can craft a Brewing Stand, you need to make a Crafting Table and collect the necessary materials.

  1. Craft 4 Wood Planks. Place a block of Wood in the 2X2 crafting grid. Any wood will do (Oak WoodJungle Wood, etc.).

    Place a block of Wood in the 2X2 crafting grid to craft 4 Wood Planks
  2. Make a Crafting Table. Put Planks of the same type of wood in each box of the 2X2 crafting grid.

    Make a Crafting Table with 4 Wood Planks
  3. Obtain 1 Blaze Rod by defeating Blazes. They can be found in Nether Fortresses.

    A Blaze in Minecraft

    You need a Blaze Power to activate your brewing stand, which can be crafted with a Blaze Rod, so you might as well collect a couple.

  4. Mine 3 Cobbles Stones or Blackstones.

    Mining Cobblestones in Minecraft
  5. Place the Crafting Table on the ground and open it to access the 3X3 crafting grid. How you do this depends on the platform you're playing on:

    • PC: Right-click
    • Mobile: Single-tap
    • Xbox: Press LT
    • PlayStation: Press L2
    • Nintendo: Press ZL
    A Crafting Table in Minecraft

    Remember where you place your Crafting Table so that you can use it later to make more items.

  6. Craft a Brewing Stand. Put 1 Blaze Rod to the middle of the top row and 3 Cobblestones or Blackstones in the middle row.

    Add a Blaze Rod to the middle of the top row and three Cobblestones in the middle row.
  7. Place the Brewing Stand on the ground and open it to access the brewing menu.

    Brewing stand in Minecraft

Minecraft Brewing Stand Recipe

Once you have a Crafting Table, you need the following materials to make a Brewing Stand:

  • 1 Blaze Rod
  • 3 Cobbles Stones or Blackstones (You can mix and match)

You also need a Blaze Power to activate your Brewing Stand, and you need Water Bottles to brew potions.

What Can You Do With a Brewing Stand?

Brewing stands in Minecraft are used to make potions. Some potions grant players status bonuses like the Potion of Health and Potion of Strength. Others have harmful effects, like the Potion of Poison. Several potions require multiple ingredients, which you must add one-at-a-time in the correct order.

How to Brew Potions in Minecraft

Every potion has its own recipe, but the brewing process is essentially always the same.

  1. Put 1 Blaze Power in the upper-left corner of the brewing menu.

    Put 1 Blaze Power in the upper-left corner of the brewing menu.

    You only need to activate the Brewing Stand once.

  2. Put Water Bottles in the bottom boxes of the brewing menu. You can make up to three potions at once.

    Put Water Bottles in the bottom boxes of the brewing menu.
  3. Put your ingredient in the top box of the brewing menu.

    Put your ingredient in the top box of the brewing menu.
  4. When the progress bar is full, the bottle(s) will contain your potion. Add it to your inventory, or add more ingredients to brew another potion.

    An Awkward Potion in Minecraft