IntroductionWhat is Brewery?
Brewery is a plugin that allows you to brew a variety of alcoholic (and some non-alcoholic) drinks that get you drunk and can give you effects, depending on the drink.
Different drinks have different alcohol contents, and the higher your alcohol level, the drunker you become. Drunkness results in stumbling movement, slurred speech in chat, and if you are drunk enough, nausea and vomiting. These effects become stronger the drunker you are.
Okay, but how can I start?
First off, each brew (ex. Beer, Whiskey, Wine, etc.) has a different set of ingredients. For example, Beer is brewed with wheat and Wine is brewed with Sweet Berries (to resemble grapes).
You must put the required ingredients into a fired cauldron, meaning it must have a heat source below it, otherwise it wouldn’t cook of course. For this you have 3 options, Fire, Campfire, or Magma Block.
Logic tells us that the cauldron must also be filled with water before adding your ingredients. (You’re making a drink, come on).
There are two more structures you will want to have ready before you start brewing. These structures are the Distillery and the Barrel.
A Distillery is simply a Brewing Stand with a single Glowstone Dust in the ingredient slot (as pictured below). The glowstone acts as a filter for the drinks. Some brews are distilled, some are not, but if they are distilled in real life, chances are they would be distilled here too.
A Barrel is a multi-block structure where you put your drinks when they are ready to age. Each Minecraft day (~20 minutes) translates to 1 year of aging. Just as with distilling, not all brews are aged. Check to see if they are aged in real life and base your decisions on that.
There are 2 types of barrels, small and large (Regular Minecraft Barrels also work for aging). Small barrels can hold 9 drinks, while large barrels can hold 27.
Small barrels are made of 8 stairs of any one type of wood and 1 sign with the word “barrel” on the top line placed in the bottom-right corner of the barrel. (wood type for the sign doesn’t matter). This is a 2x2x2 structure, excluding the sign.
Large barrels are made of 18 planks, 16 stairs, and 5 fences of any one wood type and 1 sign with the word “barrel” on the top line in the center of the barrel. The center of the barrel should remain hollow. This is a 3x4x4 structure, excluding the sign and spigot fence.
Upon successful creation of a barrel, the message “Barrel Created” will appear in chat.
Gather your Ingredients
Different recipes need different items. As was stated before, beers need wheat, wines need sweet berries, etc. Every drink has its own unique combination of ingredients!
Cook ‘em Up
Note: You will want a clock and at least 3 glass bottles handy before you start this step.
With the cauldron described earlier (filled with water with a heat source below) right-click all your ingredients into the cauldron. You must wait a certain amount of time while you let the ingredients cook.
How do you know how long your ingredients have been in the cauldron?
Right-click the cauldron with a clock to see how long it has been brewing. This is very important!
After you believe you have cooked the ingredients for long enough, take the brew out of the cauldron with 3 glass bottles.
Some drinks must cook for longer than others. You must experiment to figure out the ideal time for each drink. Colored indicators in the item’s lore will tell you how close you are to the exact recipe, with green being good, yellow close, orange decent, and red far off.
Not all drinks are distilled! But those that are go in the distillery structure mentioned above (a brewing stand with glowstone dust inside). You do not need blaze powder to work the distillery.
Just like distilling, not all drinks are aged. However, aging drinks do not stop automatically once they have reached their ideal age. They will keep aging and run the risk of becoming ruined if you don’t check up on them.
Some drinks can be aged in any barrel type, while others must be in a barrel made of a specific type of wood. For example, most wines must age in an oak barrel. Any type of wood can be made into a barrel!
There are many drinks to be brewed! You can find out recipes through exchange in roleplay or trial-and-error.
Here is a list of all brewable drinks:
- Wheat Beer
- Dark Beer
- Apple Mead
- Apple Liquor
- Shroom Vodka
- Green Absinthe
- Potato Soup
- Bourgogne Rouge