Brewery is a plugin that allows players to make their own liquor. Recipes typically vary across each server and may be kept secret by the server's administrators, requiring experimentation by players to discover. You can find the original documentation for this plugin here, although much of it is out of date for modern civ servers.
Before you start brewing, you will need some supplies to set up your brewing location. You will need:
- Wood for barrels. You will need wood stairs for small barrels and wood stairs/planks/fences for large barrels.
- Note: For large brewing locations, you should make 8 barrels using each of the 8 types of wood. (Acacia, Spruce, Dark Oak, Oak, Jungle, Birch, Crimson & Warped)
- Cauldrons for fermenting. This parameter is also called "time cooked".
- A source of fire. Since fire spread is turned off, you can light any block on fire indefinitely with flint & steel. Lava will also work.
- A source of water. You will want to make an infinity pool nearby.
- Brewing stands for distilling. These do not require blaze powder when distilling.
- Barrels for aging. See the aging section below for how to set up custom barrels.
- Glass bottles for collecting your completed brew.
- A clock to keep track of how long a brew has been fermenting. Right click a cauldron with a clock to see how many minutes the cauldron has been brewing.
- Lots of different ingredients. A detailed list will be included in this guide for the items that are accepted into the cauldron.
- Chests to store your brews in and to keep your ingredients safe.
Let's start by setting up a cauldron to ferment brews in.
- Place the cauldron in a convenient spot and make sure the block underneath it is empty.
- Place your source of fire underneath the cauldron. Remember, this can either be lava or a flame lit with flint & steel.
- Place water from a water bucket into your cauldron. That's it! You're all done with setting up your fermentation cauldron.
In order to ferment ingredients into a brew, right click the cauldron with the ingredient in your hand. Although it's disabled, it is best to remove any items in your offhand so you don't accidentally switch hands and add extra ingredients. Now that you have an ingredient or multiple ingredients in the cauldron, right click that cauldron with a clock. You will be able to track how long the brew has been fermenting. After you are satisfied with the duration of fermentation, use a bottle to remove the brew from your cauldron!
Let's start by setting up a distillery brewing stand.
- Place the brewing stand in your desired location and place exactly one glowstone dust in the top of the brewing stand. Distilling will not use up that one piece of glowstone dust, however, placing more than one glowstone dust will needlessly cause the glowstone to be used up until one is left. Additionally, blaze powder is not needed to distill drinks.
- Place your fermented brews into the brewing stand. After waiting for a short while, you will see the drink gain lore for the amount of times it was distilled. MOST of the time if you made an indefinable distillate, that means the recipe you used wasn't accurate or that the drink didn't need to be distilled.
Note: For brews that require distilling, the quality of the drink is affected by how many times the drink is distilled. Do some experimenting to find out the required number of distillations for the drink! Information about the drink can be obtained by leaving it in the distillation stand.
Let's start by setting up a small and large barrel.
- A small barrel is set up using 8 stairs and 1 sign in the pattern shown. The first layer is 4 stairs, the second layer is 4 stairs and then the barrel is completed by placing a sign with the word "Barrel" on it. Barrel created should appear in chat if done correctly. Small barrels are required to have the sign on them to work. The barrel is opened by right clicking the sign and has 9 inventory slots to age brews.
- A large barrel is set up using 1 fence, 16 stairs, 1 sign and 18 wood planks in the pattern shown. Start by visualizing a 4 by 3 rectangle, the first layer layer will have upside down stairs on both sides and planks to finish out the rectangle. One fence post should be placed in front to act as the spout. The second layer is a hollow rectangle made with planks. Note: The two center blocks on this layer can either be filled up or left empty. This is a very handy spot for placing a snitch. The last layer will be stairs on both sides and planks down the center. Place a sign with the word "Barrel" and the message "Barrel created" should appear in chat. Unlike the small barrel, you can remove the sign and the barrel will still work. The large barrel is opened by right clicking the spout and has 27 inventory slots for aging brews. CivClassic's Brewery config only allows you to open a large barrel by the spout but there is an option to open the barrel from anywhere as well.
- When the server updated to 1.14.4, barrels were added as an item that also support aging brews! They don't require any additional set up like the other 2 custom built Brewery barrels. The only downside is that they are treated as oak barrels, so you will need to construct one of the other 2 types if you are aging wood specific brews. Minecraft vanilla barrels support up to 27 drinks being aged at once but may be a bit buggy.
To age a brew, leave a drink in the barrel for 1 barrel year. A barrel year is 20 real life minutes. Brews will age even if you are offline so don't forget about them! Like distilling, only some brews require aging while others will be ruined by it. It is your job to experiment and figure out the right method to make each drink. You will get a ruined potion if a brew does not age properly.
Note: Breaking any part of the barrels will cause the contents to spill out and rendering the barrel useless. You will have to fix the barrel and replace the sign to recreate it.
Note: Like the distilling stand, you can place a brew in a barrel for a short while to pull up the brew's hidden data for determining the quality of the drink.
Brew Drink Data
- Quality: The number of stars on a drink indicates its quality with 5 stars being a perfect brew. Drinking lesser quality drinks will make you more likely to puke when very drunk.
- Ingredients: How accurate your ingredients in the brew are to the perfect recipe
- Minutes Fermented: How accurate the fermentation time is to the perfect recipe
- Distillation Runs: How many times the drink was distilled compared to the perfect recipe
- Years Aged: How long the brew was aged compared to the perfect recipe
- Wood Type: If the correct wood type is being used or not (This will only show up for brews that require a specific wood type)
Note: Each of the above lore values will have a color associated with them; Green, Yellow, Orange or Red. If the value is perfect, it will show up green. Depending on the difficulty of the brew, the further you are away from the perfect amount, the drink data values will show up yellow, orange and then red.
In addition to the above values, a brew may also contain any of the following:
- Lore: A drink might have a small line of lore text in blue underneath the perfect drink's name. This will show up on the drink at all times.
- Title Message: After drinking a brew, you may see a message appear in the center of your screen for a few seconds before disappearing. This data will not show up on the bottle before drinking.
- Chat Message: After drinking a brew, you may see a message appear in your chat. This data will not show up on the bottle before drinking.
- Alcohol Amount: When you stick a drink in a distilling stand, it may show the drink's alcohol amount in ml. This number is the alcohol's potency out of 100.
While drinking, you can receive a multitude of side effects as a result of getting drunk. Each player has an alcohol limit of 100/100 and each drink will add to that limit until you exceed 100. Once you go over 100, you will pass out and get kicked from the server. In addition to the effects a brew may give you, the following effects may occur depending on your alcohol limit:
- Slurred Speech: As you get more drunk, the Brewery Mod will detect certain combinations of letters or phrases and jumble them up in chat. A single word like hello could turn into a full sentence of random slurred speech. Additionally, text on signs will also appear slurred after you finish typing on them.
- Stumbled Walk: You may find yourself moving in one direction on your own and have little control over moving in that direction. This becomes increasingly bad as you near the 100 alcohol limit.
- Passing Out: When you exceed your 100 alcohol limit (There isn't currently a way to check your current alcohol amount so be careful!), you will get kicked from the server. When trying to log back in, it may tell you that you're too drunk to log in! Just keep trying and eventually you'll be able to rejoin. Be careful though because you will be combat tagged on drunk log out and can be easily killed.
- Nausea: As you near the 100 alcohol limit, you may get increasingly bad spells of nausea that can last a few seconds or a few minutes. Stop being such a drunkard!
- Note: You can turn lessen or turn off nausea effects in your Minecraft accessibility settings.
- Vomiting: After you reach a certain alcohol limit, you may start spewing soul sand everywhere. This is just a visual effect and you can't pick the soul sand up. The frequency of this happening increases if you drink lower quality drinks or ruined potions.
- Poison: Aside from a few brews having poison as an effect in the config, if you drink imperfect brews (Especially ruined potions) you have a chance of poisoning yourself.
- Hangover: If you log out while you are drunk, and log back in later that day, you will log in with weakness, hunger or slowness effects due to a hang over. This is more likely to be severe if you got drunk off of lower quality or ruined brews.
There are a few ways that you can sober up to help reduce your alcohol limit.
- Over time, you will slowly get less drunk and the effects of drinking will become shorter and more spread out
- You can eat certain foods to reduce your alcohol limit. (Note: It is uncertain if this works properly on CivClassic)
- Drinking a milk bucket will remove all potion effects and reduce your alcohol limit by 3 points each
- Note: For cases of nausea, milk is rather ineffective since the nausea will continually reoccur for a little while.
- Eating bread will reduce your alcohol limit by 3 points each
- Eating a potato will reduce your alcohol limit by 4 points each
- Eating a baked potato will reduce your alcohol limit by 6 points each
- Drinking a milk bucket will remove all potion effects and reduce your alcohol limit by 3 points each
- Some drinks can now lower your alcohol limit too! Teas, food based drinks and other beverages can decrease your alcohol limit between -1 to -10 depending on the drink.
Unlabeling a brew will remove a few pieces of brew drink data so you can protect your recipes from being easily discovered. Unlabeling a brew will remove cauldron cook time, years aged and number of time distilled. (Will still display it was aged or distilled though). There are two different ways to unlabel a brew:
- While you have a brew highlighted in your hot bar, type the command "/brew unlabel" and it will unlabel the brew.
- You can craft a custom item called the "Brew Sealing Table". It is crafted by using 2 glass bottles in a row and four wood planks underneath the bottles in a square. The Brew Sealing Table allows you to automatically use the /brew unlabel command for every brew you stick in it. Place a brew into the table, wait a few seconds for a clunk sound and it will auto run the command every time you place a brew in it.
Note: There is a weird visual glitch if you shift click a brew from your hot bar into the menu, it will look like it duplicates your brew. It does not.
Brewing Hints & Details
Ingredients & Brew Bases
There are numerous ingredients that can be added to the cauldron when trying to discover brews. You may have noticed Brew Bases mentioned a few times in the article already, so what are they? Brew bases are brews named after the majority ingredient and are not a discovered brew. Below is a table of all ingredients and their base brew names that can be added to the cauldron.
|Ingredient||Drink Base Name|
|Sugar Cane||Sugar Brew|
|Grass (Short sheared)||Boiled Herbs|
|Red Mushroom||Mushroom Brew|
|Brown Mushroom||Fungus Mush|
|Milk Bucket||Milky Water|
|Snow Block||Water Slush|
|Glowstone Dust||Shining Paste|
|Oak Leaves||Steamed Herbs|
|Spruce Leaves||Steamed Herbs|
|Birch Leaves||Steamed Herbs|
|Jungle Leaves||Steamed Herbs|
|Acacia Leaves||Steamy Herbs|
|Dark Oak Leaves||Steamy Herbs|
|Soul Sand||Tortured Soul|
|Blaze Rod||Superheated Steam|
|Lava Bucket||Liquid Magma|
|Oak Sapling||Soggy Brush|
|Spruce Sapling||Soggy Brush|
|Birch Sapling||Soggy Brush|
|Jungle Sapling||Soggy Brush|
|Acacia Sapling||Soggy Brush|
|Dark Oak Sapling||Soggy Brush|
|Spider Eye||Arachnid's Gaze|
|Iron Ore||Heavy Brew|
|Iron Nugget||Iron Shard|
|Iron Ingot||Liquid Iron|
|Iron Block||Sheet Metal Rust|
|Gold Nugget||Gold Shard|
|Gold Ingot||Fool's Gold|
|Gold Block||Fool's Bounty|
|Diamond Block||Magnanimous Mélange|
|Pumpkin Seeds||Pumpkin Spice|
|Beetroot Seeds||Beet Spice|
|Melon Seeds||Sweet Spice|
|Melon Slice||Watermelon Blend|
|Glistering Melon Slice||Shining Watermelon Blend|
|Redstone Dust||Red Sugar|
|Redstone Block||Red Sugar Cubes|
|Ender Pearl||Entrapped H20|
|Ender Stone||Convict's Walkway|
|Popped Chorus Fruit||Smashed Lullaby|
|Chorus Fruit||Soothing Melody|
|Chorus Flower||Muffled Symphony|
|Carved Pumpkin||Steamed Spooky Gourd|
|Wood Sword||Warped Sword|
|Packed Ice||Glacier Water|
|Snow Ball||Melted Snowball|
|Ghast Tear||Ghast's Sorrow|
|Golden Apple||Golden Juice|
|Rotten Flesh||Boiled Flesh|
|Fermented Spider Eye||Dreadful Gaze|
|Rose Bush||Steeped Roses|
|Blue Orchid||Essential Oils|
|Red Tulip||Red Flower Swirl|
|Orange Tulip||Orange Flower Swirl|
|White Tulip||White Flower Swirl|
|Pink Tulip||Pink Flower Swirl|
|Azure Bluet||Liquid Suppressant|
|Oxeye Daisy||Aero Tonic|
|Cornflower||Gooey Corn Starch|
|Lily Of The Valley||Elegant Toxin|
|Wither Rose||Withered Ointment|
|Beef||Light Beef Stock|
|Cooked Beef||Beef Stock|
|Chicken||Light Chicken Stock|
|Cooked Chicken||Chicken Stock|
|Cod||Light Fish Stock|
|Cooked Cod||Fish Stock|
|Salmon||Light Salmon Stock|
|Cooked Salmon||Salmon Stock|
|Tropical Fish||Tropical Stock|
|Mutton||Light Sheep Stock|
|Cooked Mutton||Sheep Stock|
|Rabbit||Light Rabbit Stock|
|Cooked Rabbit||Rabbit Stock|
|Porkchop||Light Pork Stock|
|Grilled Porkchop||Pork Stock|
|(Any Color) Bed||Drowzy Brew|
|Stone Button||Coarse Pepper|
|Redstone Torch||Battery Acid|
|Magma Block||Undiminished Fire|
|Clay Ball||Melted Sculpture|
|Slime Ball||Sticky Sludge|
|Name Tag||Unknown Liquid|
|Prismarine Crystals||Shattered Crystal|
|Prismarine Shard||Crystaline Tonic|
|Lilly Pad||Lotus Blossom|
|Poisonous Potato||Poison Base|
|Sea Lantern||Lantern Oil|
|Dead Bush||Moisturized Shrub|
|Oak Sign||Weathered Oak Sign|
|Spruce Sign||Weathered Spruce Sign|
|Jungle Sign||Weathered Jungle Sign|
|Birch Sign||Weathered Birch Sign|
|Acacia Sign||Weathered Acacia Sign|
|Dark Oak Sign||Weathered Dark Oak Sign|
|Leather Boots||Swamp Muck|
|Oak Log||Earthy Extract|
|Spruce Log||Earthy Extract|
|Birch Log||Earthy Extract|
|Jungle Log||Earthy Extract|
|Acacia Log||Earthy Extract|
|Dark Oak Log||Earthy Extract|
|Crimson Stem||Nethery Extract|
|Warped Stem||Nethery Extract|
|Cocoa Beans||Caffeinated Brew|
|Brown Dye||Brown Brew|
|Ink Sac||Black Brew|
|Black Dye||Blackest Brew|
|Red Dye||Red Brew|
|Green Dye||Green Brew|
|Lapis Lazuli||Blue Brew|
|Blue Dye||Bluest Brew|
|Purple Dye||Purple Brew|
|Cyan Dye||Blueberry Puree|
|Light Gray Dye||Light Gray Brew|
|Gray Dye||Gray Brew|
|Pink Dye||Pink Brew|
|Lime Dye||Lime Brew|
|Yellow Dye||Yellow Brew|
|Light Blue Dye||Light Blue Brew|
|Magenta Dye||Magenta Brew|
|Orange Dye||Orange Brew|
|Bone Meal||White Brew|
|White Dye||Whitest Brew|
|White Terracotta||Hard White Brew|
|Orange Terracotta||Hard Orange Brew|
|Magenta Terracotta||Hard Magenta Brew|
|Light Blue Terracotta||Hard Light Blue Brew|
|Yellow Terracotta||Hard Yellow Brew|
|Lime Terracotta||Hard Lime Brew|
|Pink Terracotta||Hard Pink Brew|
|Gray Terracotta||Hard Gray Brew|
|Light Gray Terracotta||Hard Light Gray Brew|
|Cyan Terracotta||Hard Cyan Brew|
|Purple Terracotta||Hard Purple Brew|
|Blue Terracotta||Hard Blue Brew|
|Brown Terracotta||Hard Brown Brew|
|Green Terracotta||Hard Green Brew|
|Red Terracotta||Hard Red Brew|
|Black Terracotta||Hard Black Brew|
|White Wool||Matted White Wool|
|Orange Wool||Matted Orange Wool|
|Magenta Wool||Matted Magenta Wool|
|Light Blue Wool||Matted Light Blue Wool|
|Yellow Wool||Matted Yellow Wool|
|Lime Wool||Matted Lime Wool|
|Pink Wool||Matted Pink Wool|
|Gray Wool||Matted Gray Wool|
|Light Gray Wool||Matted Light Gray Wool|
|Cyan Wool||Matted Cyan Wool|
|Purple Wool||Matted Purple Wool|
|Blue Wool||Matted Blue Wool|
|Brown Wool||Matted Brown Wool|
|Green Wool||Matted Green Wool|
|Red Wool||Matted Red Wool|
|Black Wool||Matted Black Wool|
|Emerald Block||Villager's Bounty|
|Quartz Block||Weathered Quartz|
|Dried Kelp||Rehydrated Kelp|
|Note Block||Aquatic Ensemble|
|Oak Button||Nutty Surprise|
|Acacia Button||Artificial Sweetener|
|Birch Button||Salt Water|
|Jungle Button||Cinnamon Paste|
|Spruce Button||Ginger Water|
|Dark Oak Button||Boiled Garlic|
|Crimson Button||Red Pepper Flakes|
|Warped Button||Yeasty Liquid|
|Sea Pickle||Pickle Juice|
|Grass Block||Still Grass|
|Sweet Berries||Wild Berry Juice|
|Phantom Membrane||Phantom Venom|
|Rabbit Foot||Liquid Luck|
|Honey Bottle||Boiled Honey Bottle|
|Crimson Fungus||Fiery Mushroom Brew|
|Warped Fungus||Twisted Mushroom Brew|
|Magma Cream||Topical Ointment|
|Brain Coral||Brain Juice|
|Tube Coral||Elongated Serum|
|Bubble Coral||Carbonated Water|
|Fire Coral||Sterile Water|
|Horn Coral||Infused Water|
|Iron Door||Fortified Brew|
|Heart Of The Sea||Oceanic Blood|
|Soul Torch||Haunted Ash Paste|
If your brew has one of these names, it means it is unfinished and may turn into a successful brew if aged or distilled. Keep in mind that most base brews will likely not turn into anything. You will need to experiment a lot with different ingredients and follow some of the hints provided to you.
Brew Names & Other Information
The following table includes the names of the officially revealed brews, the number of ingredients in that brew and the ingredient types for these brews. DO NOT expand the table unless you want things spoiled! You have been warned. The names in the list are for the perfect versions of each brew however each recipe has 3 tiers of quality and the lower quality tiers will be named differently. For the process column, Age means the drink is aged only, Distill means it is only distilled, Both means it needs to be distilled and aged, and None means the drink is ready to go out of the cauldron with no additional steps.
CivRealms also has their own list of brewery recipes. The ones discovered so far are listed below:
|Effervescent Moscato||Smooth Vodka||Pale Ale|
|Crisp Pinot Grigio||Hard Cider||Amber Ale|
|Chateau Reserve Savignon Blanc||Tropical Chacha||Nut Brown Ale|
|Peppery Fruit Zinfandel||Golden Rum||Imperial Stout|
|Smokey Shiraz||Tequila (Doesn't work)||Porter|
|Buttery Oaked Chardonnay||Whiskey||Lager|
|Fine Aged Cognac||---||DoppelBock|
|Sipping Brandy||---||Milk Stout|
|Melon Wine||---||Pumpkin Beer|
Another unique brewery-related item in CivRealms is "Neutral Spirits." Neutral Spirits are an item created from Smooth Vodka placed into a crafting table. This item has yet to be tested and has yet to yield any drinks, but it's our biggest league to a completely undiscovered branch of drinks. But, it is guessed that this is an ingredient to change original drinks that have been discovered into something else.
For those of you just starting out with Brewery on CivMC, there are a few officially released recipes that you can experiment with! Try making the perfect versions and then making them incorrectly to see how the Brewery plugin works. (Please do not expand this list. Brewery recipes should remain hidden. Everything on this list are recipes SoundTech revealed.)
|Beverage||Ingredients||Cauldron Time||Distill Amount||Barrel Type||Barrel Age||Alcohol||Effects|
|Wild Yeast||16 Beetroot Seeds
|7 Minutes||None||None||0 Years||Used as a brewing ingredient in other brews|
|Wheatbeer||6 Wheat||4 Mins||None||Any||1 Year|
1 Lager Yeast 2 Hops (Tall Grass)
|14 Mins||None||Oak||2 Years|
|Red Wine||11 Vines||8 Mins||None||Spruce||14 Years|
4 Twisting Vines 1 Brewer's Yeast 4 Oak Leaves
|11 Mins||None||Oak||4 Years|
|Cider||8 Apples||4 Mins||None||Any||1 Year|
|Cherry Juice||12 Oak Leaves
|3 Mins||None||None||0 Years|
1 Brewer's Yeast
|15 Mins||4 Distills||Any||3 Years|
|Potato Vodka||18 Potatoes
1 Wild Yeast
|8 Mins||3 Distills||None||0 Years|
|Sake||15 Rice (seagrass)
1 Wild Yeast
|18 Mins||None||Any||3 Years|
|Kefir||6 Milk Buckets
1 Wild Yeast
|10 Mins||None||Any?||2 Years|
|Espresso||6 Acacia Leaves||2 Mins||None||None||0 Years|
|Earl Gray||12 Dark Oak Leaves
|6 Mins||None||None||0 Years|
|Vegetable Soup||3 Potatoes
3 Carrots 2 Beetroots
|25 Mins||None||None||0 Years|
|Zombie (Cocktail)||3 Parts Rum
2 Rotten Flesh
|1 Min||None||Any?||4 Years|
Hopefully this guide helped you out with understanding Brewery. If you have any additional hints, feel free to add them below!
- While trying to discover new brews, it is helpful to only experiment with one factor at a time. (Fermentation time, aging, distilling, ingredient amount)
- You can safely take brews out of a barrel and store them in a separate chest while you are offline to continue aging them another time. Some brews take a long time to barrel age and you can easily miss the proper aging time while offline.
- Network! A lot of players already have discovered dozens of recipes. If you are a new player, it helps to ask your nation or neighboring nations if they have any recipes they are willing to reveal to you.
- It is beneficial to have a cow in your brewery because some drinks require milk! It is also useful to store a bucket on an item frame near your cow for easy access to the ingredient.
- On some servers shop chests do not work with the Brewery Plugin and previously did not work to on CivClassic 2.0. Thankfully they are working now! Read up on the Item Exchange Plugin to learn how to make shop chests. You can still sell brews by using some redstone, dispensers and a redstone torch on the back of your itemexchange shop.
- In the current config containing 690 recipes, no brew has a fermentation time that exceeds 30 minutes and no brew exceeds using more than 64 of any one item.
- Due to a weird unintended bug, when distilling drinks, the drink will stop distilling once it reaches its maximum, perfect distillation requirement. Normally it should continue to keep distilling past that point for as long as you keep distilling.
This Brewery guide was created and maintained by GreatLordOz. The CivClassic Brewery Config was written by GreatLordOz with help from RektTangle. If you have any issues with this wiki or general questions, feel free to contact GreatLordOz on reddit /u/ChaosNeverLasts
- Update 1.1.12 August 4th, 2017 (Drink total: 154)
- Update 2.1.12 July 12th, 2018 (Drink total: 293)
- Update 3.1.12 August 25th, 2019 (Drink total: 420)
- Update 3.1.14 November 1st, 2019 (Drink total: 470)
- Update 4.1.16 September 27th 2021 (Drink total: 690)
- Update 5.1.16 Unreleased due to Civclassic shutting down (Drink total: 800)
Here is a link to the final CivClassic Brewery config that was never released. If you happen to use a portion or entire config on another server, just make sure to give me an acknowledgement somewhere. Additionally, if this link no longer works in the future, don't contact me for that because I wont be replacing it. Enjoy!