Minotaur Hero's Brew  


EverQuest icon 2 x Bottle

Creates On Failure

EverQuest icon 2 x Bottle
EverQuest icon 1 x Cask


EverQuest icon 1 x Cask - Bought, Returned on Failure
EverQuest icon 3 x Malt - Bought
EverQuest icon 2 x Short Beer - Crafted, Bought, Dropped
EverQuest icon 2 x Water Flask - Foraged, Crafted, Summoned, Bought, Quested, Dropped
EverQuest icon 1 x Yeast - Bought


Skill: Brewing
Learned Recipe
Trivial: 248
Class: ALL
Recipe Created: 2002-09-06 19:22:03
Recipe Last Updated: 2021-06-27 14:37:32

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Raising maximum skill level
# Jun 19 2021 at 2:57 PM Rating: Decent
48 posts
Train the AA related to tradeskill, "New Tanaan Mastery" to allow a secondary tradeskill above 200.
You will need to camp and logout so it can update before continuing your skill up, when you continue you'll see tradeskill start rising again.
Minotaur Hero's Brew
# Jun 19 2021 at 2:50 PM Rating: Good
48 posts
This is an awesome skill up recipe.
Relatively cheap and all ingredients can be bought from "Brewmaster Berina" behind the small bank in POK.
There is a brew barrel next to her as well.

The only down side I noticed is that "Search Recipes" won't find it, which means you will have to "Experiment" until you create one.
When experimenting, you will need to put each required item in manually without stacking.
- Once you create one, close out and re-enter the Brew Barrel.
- Type "Minotaur" in the search window, click "Search Recipes" and then click "Minotaur Hero's Brew" to show the ingredients needed.
- Below the ingredients, click "Make All" then "Combine. This will do the combine automatically.

Selling items back will recoup a good portion of what you paid for the ingredients.

Happy Brewing!!! :P
# Mar 14 2010 at 7:18 PM Rating: Decent
17 posts
this combine also Produces 2x Bottle. on success or Failure
# Jan 22 2021 at 4:56 PM Rating: Excellent
135 posts
and 1 cask on Failure.

Edited, Jan 22nd 2021 5:56pm by Echoesin

Edited, Jan 22nd 2021 5:58pm by Echoesin
# Feb 13 2010 at 5:53 PM Rating: Decent
43 posts
I found all the items convienetly in Crescemt Reach with 2 vendors right next to brew barrel. Ty Sony.
# Jun 07 2014 at 7:51 AM Rating: Decent
47 posts
They're also all on Brewmaster Berina in PoK - make the brews and keep your buffs! :)
# Jul 24 2006 at 7:52 PM Rating: Decent
I found all the items convienetly in Shadow Haven.*CLOSE TO POK*
# Nov 15 2005 at 6:13 AM Rating: Decent
I love this, just used it to skill up to 248, put on my geerlok and got GM corker first try, =)
The Short Beers
# Jan 09 2005 at 8:30 AM Rating: Decent
FYI ...... You can buy the short beers in Abysmal sea off the merchants next to the brew barrel ..... one less sub combine works for me, and it's still cheap :)
RE: The Short Beers
# Dec 13 2005 at 12:56 PM Rating: Default
once upon a time, i used to buy my short beer in north karana in the gypsies camp...don't know if they still drop there, but will be finding out soon.

Ahma Bigmeetshield
Warrior 56 bashes Saryrn Server
Skill Upping
# Dec 06 2004 at 3:57 PM Rating: Decent
This is one of the best skill ups ever. Did this from 98 to 142 and still goin, Cheepest combine out there, hardest part is short beers for races KoS in good towns, if u not, then hardest part is selling bottles
Skilling up to 2148
# Jun 02 2004 at 4:48 PM Rating: Decent
222 posts
Thank Sony for the new trade skill UI! saved me from carpal tunnel for sure! As long as the trivial doesnt get nerfed, I plan on making 248 in a day or two. Here is a nice little feature: in PoK, go to the brewer merchant in the bar with the brew barrel. position youself just right, and click on him to buy/sell. then, click on the barrel. you can do the combines, and buy new supplies and sell the bottles/finished product. You just can't buy short beer from him, so have about 500 hundred in your inventory. you can do the combines for an hour, if the money holds out.
RE: Skilling up to 2148
# Jun 03 2004 at 4:52 AM Rating: Decent
222 posts
Holy <Censored>! Bought 1000 shortbeer in the push to go from 228 to 248, the trivial. i sold back only about 100 beers. thats 900/20 skill-upos, and that is a good ratio, i think. That is 45 attempts per skill-up. had 255 wis (267 actually), 140 Int, and a damn slow rate of climb. I actually had a slower rate going from 200 to 228, since it is easier and actually cheaper to use this method to skill-up than some of the other recipes. It actually cost me about 40 pp, after i sold all back, with a Cha of 180. I dont know if it had an effect, but I had my cha gear on, boots and opal steins, and this did reduce the cospt of purchases and increase buy-backs. BTW, if someone wants to do HMB in PoK on Firiona Vie server, the beer should be there for a while. The merchant in the bar with the barrel. just read the post i am replying to.
all in same zone
# Jan 20 2004 at 11:12 AM Rating: Decent
141 posts
According to the links, all the ingredients can be found in the same zone only in SouthQeynos, Thurgadin, and Shar Vahl.
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RE: all in same zone
# Mar 17 2004 at 1:21 AM Rating: Excellent
202 posts
There's also a bar in HHP that has all the required components too and a brew barrel and is about as deserted a place as they get nowadays.
RE: all in same zone
# Feb 28 2004 at 2:05 AM Rating: Decent
7 posts
They can also all be found in Shadow Heaven
RE: all in same zone
# Feb 28 2004 at 3:42 AM Rating: Decent
619 posts
and now Abysmal Sea. the trade skill mecca
RE: all in same zone
# Apr 29 2004 at 1:11 AM Rating: Decent
104 posts
All components can also be found in Neriak Foreign Quarter, all in the same zone, within several feet of each other and a brew barrel.
Good place for supplies
# Jan 01 2004 at 10:07 AM Rating: Decent
21 posts
The best place I've found for the supplies needed to make this is in south qeynos. I know sometimes there are faction issues (don't be an ogre :>) but for those of goodly races its a prime place to do it. There are two buildings at approximately -290, -290. One is a bakery and the other is a bar. Between the two you can find all the needed ingredients. Good luck!

BTW this is a very slow skill raise!
Think this is slow?
# Dec 28 2003 at 4:58 AM Rating: Decent
toy think THIS is slow and tedious? you haven`t done Misty Thicket Picnic`s then, ALOT of subcombines, and SLOW skill upage
Where to make this
# Oct 10 2003 at 2:16 PM Rating: Good
Just a little help... there are vendors in Shadowhaven which are all relatively close to each other that sell the components to this.
Bilkel Biddinight at 195, 907 sells the beer.
Lander Furthers at 167, 327 sells the yeast, the malt and the casks.
Brew barrels are upstairs at 74, 400 and -17, 312. The vendors upstairs also have the water flasks needed to complete the recipe.

Best of luck!

Korir Fluffybottom - 201 Brewer
something wrong I think
# Sep 21 2003 at 5:04 PM Rating: Decent
63 posts
is it supposed to be that everytime I make 1 of these that I also make 2 bottles?
RE: something wrong I think
# Oct 06 2003 at 1:42 PM Rating: Decent
You always get the 2 bottles back.
They are from the 2 Short Beers you use.

Edited, Mon Oct 6 14:41:33 2003
Good recipe but SLOW!
# May 18 2003 at 11:28 PM Rating: Excellent
I used this recipe over the last couple of days and it's not just slow it is PAINFULLY slow, at least with my lowly 130-Int! Starting at skill level 188 I have now made it to 193 in about 5 hours! So if you don't have a HIGH Int or Wis and lots of patients I would advise making Faydwer Shakers up to 188, it is a lot faster, has only 5 components to lug around and all can be vendor purchased in one place!

I made the Faydwer Shaker from skill level 135 to 188 and those 53 skill up points took 5 - 6 hours and cost next to nothing when selling everything back and with a Cha of 135. I think I spent 15-20pp or so for this 53 skill points. Also this would have been faster but I had limited slots open to carry everything. All you need for the Faydwer Shaker is Mead (1), Dwarven Ale (1), Elven Wine (1), Gnomish Spirits (1) and a Cask (1). Best of all is that they are all vendor purchased in E. Freeport at the Seafarer's Roost on the docks, #11 on EQ Atlas map. If you have 2 or 3 handmade Backpacks you can make fewer trips and get this done pretty fast. I averaged about 5 skill up points for every 3 stacks of ingredients. Once I hit 180 that dropped off and took about 10 more stacks for the last 8 skill points.

This slowing of skill points after hitting 180 has carried over to the Minotaur Heros Brew and needing 9 components for each combine is no help either! Again all these components can be found in Freeport. Yeast & Malt - Krystin Charcoal in the corner on main ramp from W. Freeport leading to N. Freeport. Water - Alec Greenglade in the blue building next to the bank (Don't know why water is so hard to find in the city!). The Cask and Short Beer can be found at any of the pubs/bars in the Freeport area. I used Swin Blackeye at the Hogcallers Inn in W. Freeport just because the Brewing Barrel was available at the time. There may be some place in W. Freeport to get water in which case you would not have to leave the zone for this one component!? This brew is even cheaper to make then the Faydwer Shaker if you sell everything back.

Make sure you have as many empty Backpacks as you can carry ready for this one and lots of Int/Wis and patients! Have to get this trade skill maxed out and go for that Trade Skill Trophy! : )

Happy Brewing

P.S. I also noticed that when I had a pair of items stacked and tried to do the combine I got an error/warning message window pop up. Looks like this should not be a problem for people anymore!?
Still Works
# Jan 19 2003 at 3:49 PM Rating: Excellent
Tried on Jan 19th 2003... Recipe still works and slowly moving me towards 248. =O)
RE: Still Works
# May 08 2003 at 3:54 AM Rating: Decent
Yes works, very very slowly. pisses me off sometimes ; )
RE: Still Works
# Feb 21 2003 at 3:59 PM Rating: Decent
The Minotaurs didnt work on 2-21-03 on Xegony server in POK. I used the 3 malts, 2 flask of water, 2 short beer, Yeast and a cask. None stacked... and it didnt work.
What now gang ?? :-(
RE: Still Works
# Aug 31 2003 at 12:49 AM Rating: Decent
29 posts
Make sure you're using Short BEER and not Short ALE... and the Flask of Water(s) must be store bought, not foraged or summoned....
RE: Still Works
# May 08 2003 at 3:52 AM Rating: Default
Works on 4/17 on Vazaelle
# Nov 21 2002 at 3:26 AM Rating: Default
this no mader how many different way i try it dont work
# Sep 21 2003 at 5:17 PM Rating: Decent
63 posts
It's been working for me....make sure you are using 3malts 2waters and 2short beers I made that mistake lol and don't stack them
# Dec 03 2002 at 1:02 AM Rating: Decent
25 posts
works for me.. make sure you dont have the stuff stacked, and dont forget the cask
# Dec 25 2002 at 2:13 AM Rating: Excellent
Confirm this recipe still works, prob the best trade skills to get to 248 of any of the tradeskills available. The ingredients are all store bought and easily found in the same zone. Just remember like said above to not stack things and to not mistake water flask with the foraged pod of water or summoned globe of water or something like that.
Every other tradeskill now is tuff to near impossible to get to 248+ without some painful hunting or painful $$ buying ingredients in bazaar. Take for example 200p or more per combine attempt for the other trade skills with the relatively paltry 2-3p per attempt to raise brewing to 248. It kind of amazes me that verant/sony has not nerfed the hero brew down to like 202 or something more in line with the other skills the same way smithing was pushed down a few months ago last spring. Granted getting those last 2 pts to get yerself to 250 will still be an accomplishment, but still when you compare you got to agree that this skill is now the simplist to max out.
Man I forgot to mention one of the very good reasons to max out a trade skill; and that is that you can then attempt the grandmasters Corking device. If you can get this you get a very nice item with +10str +10wis +10int and +50 cha for your range slot not to mention being the winner of a 10 slot 100% bag. This has got to be worth the coinz to get brewing to 248 even though getting the artisans seal will cost you.
Sure you can just lug 5250 or more in coinz down to Sol A and buy a bag from the gnome there, but a range item with +80 in stats is hard to pass up!

Edited, Wed Dec 25 02:03:53 2002
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