General Notes, Instructions and Observations:
First, you want to copy this spreadsheet to your own (I have protected this one so nobody can damage it). Then, replace "Put your name here" with your name. Simply "X" off the recipes you have done, just like I did,
and it will update the information at the top. If you aren't sure how to copy it, see the tab below for tips on working with spreadsheets.
BEFORE YOU START BREWING:
1. You will want to review my posted list of tradeskill books and make sure you have scribed them all.
2. Make sure you visit Crescent Reach and Abysmal Sea and acquire the recipes for the quests available in these two areas as all of these recipes will count towards reaching 350.
If you are past the trivial point, or have previously completed the refinement quests you simply have to go through the NPC's dialogue prompts or say "recipes" to acquire these recipes retroactively,
as of the March 15, 2017 patch. Make sure to get these first as you will most likely get some freebie skillups.
3. The OoW combines are the hands down worst to get parts for. If you find you must camp black bees or bloodroots, save yourself time and trouble by camping these in the Draniks Hollows
Watering Hole and Fire pit instances. Stone beans do appear fairly rare component and have confirmed drops in Bloodfields, Nobles Causeway and Harbingers Spire. (Note: Save fletching parts and rare"ish" JC stones while there)
I'd also leave these recipes for last if you don't already have the parts as you may not need these. Because of the way I had to do Brewing, it appears since i made every recipe I could find, there were about 11"ish"
extra recipes you may not need to do. This is no longer the case!
4. Know what you have. Open your brew barrel, and use the tips on the "Make your life easier" tab for how to view it to best match it and the Master list of recipes to make it easy as possible.
5. There are two Shar Vahl Brewing recipes that can be learned through a fairly simple quest. These can be done pretty quickly, especially if you do not have access to the Abysmal sea line, it will help you close the gap.
It does require a MultiQuest hand in (one toon hands in one piece, another hands in another) to complete if you are not Vah Shir but it is very easy and simple to do.
The easiest way to accomplish this is in this way:
A. Take the brewer to Shar Vahl and say "acrylia slate" to Mingah, then park the brewer at Registrar Bindarah
B. Either enlist a friend to help you or create a level 1 Vah Shir, and follow along the "Citizenship" quest for the first few parts:
1. The Helper: Start by giving your Guild Summons to your guildmaster. You will receive an Application for Citizenship.
2. The Helper: Find Registrar Bindarah near the south gate and bridge at -390, +140. Give her the Application for Citizenship. You receive a Certificate of Taxability in exchange.
3. The Helper: Find Tax Collector Khugra in the bank at -290, -455, -187 and give him the certificate. You receive a Stamped Certificate of Taxability.
4. The Helper: Head back to Registrar Bindarah and give her ONLY the stamped certificate. If nobody has previously handed in an extra slate, the helper should get nothing back.
C. The Brewer then hands in the acrylia slate, and should receive the seal and a note, and can then finish the quest and acquire two new recipes in the process.
6. I highly recommend that if you have storage mules or characters where you've shoved miscellaneous stuff over the year, that you log each one in and do an /outputfile inventory. While this wont
catch anything in their parcels, you can use this to easily identify tradeskill parts you have on hand without the need to camp/farm/gather. To take this a step further, if you are looking for a
specific component go into your EverQuest directory on your hard drive and search for "item name" if an inventory file comes up, then you can find it fast and easy without going through each file manually.
CHOOSE YOUR PATH:
Are you a completionist? Then you will want to use the "Brewing Master List" tab to guide you through your recipe making.
Just want to end the pain? Then use the "Comparison Brewing" tab to quickly identify what you need to finish getting to 350.
ONCE YOU GET STARTED:
If you have to make a trip to get brewing parts, get an extra or two. Unlike fishing, you may find you have some fails here and there, so its up to you in terms of risk tolerance. There are a few notrade parts so check
first before sending a mule/alt out to do your gathering for you. Also, check the bazaar, sometimes you get lucky and can save yourself some trips! Before you finish up camping a part, check on EQTC to see if that
ingredient is used in anything else and camp it all up in one trip if time permits. I was going to colour code the recipes by expansion but in the end I dropped that idea. While it made sense for fishing, other skills are not so
specifically zone-based. If you are working baking, smithing or tailoring, many of the brewing recipes create products that are used in other skills. I have tried to identify all of the recipes that are either used
in OTHER brewing recipes or other skills by color on the recipe name column, so if you see blue or orange in the first column, be sure to check what that product is also used in and save if needed for your
future skilling before you discard or sell.
Maximum possible recipes is calculated by the total amount of known brewing recipes minus Crescent Reach Quests, Class only quests, Vah Shir Quests, Abysmal Sea Quests, "Does Not Learn" recipes, and
any other recipe that has a special mark in the column under my name. If you change any of these labels to an "X" because you have scribed them, the chart will automatically account that you know it, and your
list of possible recipes will adjust as well.
I'm working on a series of guides similar to this for all tradeskills, so if you have feedback on any way to make this easier to use, let me know! I've invested alot of time and effort into tracking down recipes and
trying to make this very easy and straightforward to use. I'd also like to particularly thank xegony.beltirabelkira for helping flush out alot of nitty gritty details and luclin.bidaum for helping me farm OOW drops!
If you found this helpful on your quest to achieve 350 brewing, please consider a $5 donation via PayPal in USD, CAD or peanut butter cups to: firstname.lastname@example.org
This chart represents more then a few hundred "man hours" of researching recipes, testing them, gathering data points, and working on presentation to make it easier for you so you don't have to chase it all down yourself.
Feel free to shoot any questions about brewing ingredients or recipes to me at luclin.adetia or via email. I'm always happy to help out, especially during non-raid hours.
I'm always happy to help out, especially during non-raid hours.