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Unlike in vanilla Minecraft it is not as easy as adding an Ingredient to a Brewing Stand and waiting for it to finish. Depending on the Recipe the whole process can be difficult and time consuming. Some Recipes may need a high precision when it comes to Ingredients or any other step in the process. If one step was not good enough, the quality of the Potions may suffer, leading to side effects like bad alcohol and other toxics.

This new difficulty of brewing of the good stuff makes only sense, if the players are not aware of the exact Recipes for at least the more valuable Potions (like Rum). This makes high quality Potions worth much more and an experimenting and perfecting of the Brewing Process would be promoted.

Depending on the Recipe, some Steps may not be needed, the following instruction describes the common procedure of brewing.

Step one consists of Fermenting the fresh Ingredients.

  1. Place Cauldron over a Fire or other heat source
  2. Fill it with water
  3. Add Ingredients with a rightclick
  4. Wait a few minutes while they ferment
  5. Fill in glass bottles

Use a clock on a cauldron, if you want to know the time the ingredients have been fermenting.

Some Recipes don't need distilling.

  1. Put the bottle with ferment into the brewing stand
  2. Put glowstone dust as filter on top into the brewing stand (The filter will not be consumed)

A barrel is needed for aging.

Minecraft Barrel

Starting in 1.14 the Minecraft-Barrel can be used for aging of a few brews. Simply craft and place the barrel und put the brews inside.

You can also build bigger barrels. They can be built in two ways:

Small barrel

Use 8 wooden stairs to build a barrel shape.

Place a Sign on the lower right side and write "Barrel" in the upper Line:

Message "Barrel created" should appear.

Big barrel

Use 5 Fences, 16 Wooden stairs, and 18 wood planks to build a barrel shape. Attach a Spigot (Fence) and a Sign that has "Barrel" written on the first Line:

Message "Barrel created" should appear
You may remove the Sign from the Big Barrel after creating it.

Open the Barrel by clicking on it.

Put the Bottles into the Barrels for aging.
Depending on the Recipe, the Type of wood used for building the barrel may alter the quality of the aged Brew. The small minecraft barrel is always of wood type oak.

The Barrel should not be destroyed while aging, as it would leak the brews.

The Amount of Alcohol inside the Brew will be applied to the player when drinking. Depending on the quality of it, that may have different effects.

  • The Player may not be able to walk normally anymore, he will weave, making it almost impossible to walk straight
  • Effects like Blindness, Confusion, Poison etc. occur
  • The Chat will be altered depending on drunkeness, many things players write may be incomprehensible, sometimes it seems senseless
  • Is the Alcohol particularly strong, it may have poisonous effects
  • After drinking a lot, there is a chance of vomiting
  • When logging off, the player may have difficulties reaching his character, thus some loggins shortly after may be denied
  • After Overdrinking the player may faint (Disconnecting)
Brew Sealing - for shop plugins
You can just give your created Brews to other Players and they might even put them back into a Barrel to keep ageing them. But most Shop-Plugins require sold items to be exactly equal and this is where sealing comes in. Imagine it like putting a seal on the bottle.

  • To sell Brews using Shop-Plugins, you will need to seal them using the Brew Sealing Table.
  • It is crafted with 2 Bottles over 4 Planks
  • Putting a Brew into the Sealing table will equalise it, making it equal to other Brews that have been brewed similarly.
  • Sealed Brews cannot be aged or modified any further and they don't show their details anymore
Brew Sealing Table recipe

Only available on 1.14 and up. Use /brew seal on 1.13.

Getting Sober
After drinking it takes a while until the alcohol is completely gone. During that time the alcohol level is steadily decreasing. Also it can be decreased through consuming of items defined in the config.

  • When logging off extremely drunk, it may happen that, if the player logs back in after a while, he may find himself at an completely unknown Place in the middle of nowhere having no idea how he got there.
  • But if he loggs back in after some hours or next morning, he will find himself at /home, again without any memories.
  • Also if the Alcohol was not of best quality, the player may face some bad type of hangover (slowness and hunger).


These are the default recipes,
These can and should be changed in the config, or new ones added, to make it harder to brew certain drinks.

Some recipes are more difficult to master, others rather easy. Thats also why some of the recipes here are kept a bit more vague.

RecipeIngredientsBoiling TimeDistillingAgeing/WoodAlcEffects
Beer6 Wheat8 MinutesNo3 Years
Wheatbeer3 Wheat8 MinutesNo2 Years
Darkbeer6 Wheat8 MinutesNo3 times Beer
Dark Oak
Red Wine5 Sweet Berries5 MinutesNoVery Long
Mead6 Sugar Cane3 MinutesNo4 Years
Apple Mead6 Sugar Cane
Similar to MeadNo4 Years
Apple CiderLots of Apple7/8 MinutesNo3 Years
Apple LiquorLots of AppleLongYes6 Years
WhiskeyWheat1 min. per WheatYesVery Long
RumLots of Sugar CaneShortYesLong
VodkaA Sixth of a Stack PotatoesLongYesNoIII-
Mushroom VodkaPotatoes, MushroomsVery LongYesNoII'+-
Gin9 Wheat
Some blue -flowers
TequilaSome CactusLongYesLong
AbsintheLots of GrassShortYesNoIIIII'-
Green AbsintheLots of Grass
Another Greenish thing
Potato Soup5 Potatoes
Some Grass
CoffeeLots of Cocoa Beans
2 Milk Buckets
Eggnog5 Eggs
A little sugar
1 Milk Bucket