First Years Guide to Ace Potions: A Study Guide

written by Lily Lavender

This book is intended for all who need a quick study reference guide for PTNS-101. It has a glossary of terms & its appropriate meanings for the entire course. Each chapter is based on a lesson; where it won't go into grave detail, but will give you the necessary components to study for upcoming tests & assignments. This does not include mid-term & final exams. All detailed information about each topic is in your official lessons with the Professor. DO NOT COPY AS IT IS PLAGIARISM!

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Cauldrons are created from many materials & various sizes. When brewing a potion, add each ingredient in the correct order, in the right time frame, & stir a potion in the correct direction. Some ingredients have a gift of having an impact in different moon phases. To store a potion, use crystal phials. These can be tinted for darkness or clear for light & use a funnel or the Siphoning Charm to bottle the potion. After brewing, method books will tell you how long a potion can stay stored before safely trashing it.

Types of Cauldrons

Pewter cauldrons are for potioneer beginners, they are slow, inexpensive, & made of metal alloy. Brass cauldrons have medium speed, is a bit expensive, & made of metal alloy. Copper cauldrons have the fastest speed, it is not alloy, but is made out of one type of pure chemical. Silver cauldrons are the best to use, it has no brewing failure, has a easy brewing time, & is very expensive. Fire crab shells can also be used for cauldrons, but you should avoid this option.

Tools of the Trade

Set of scales, mortar & pestle (ingredients should have a smooth, dusty consistency), & cauldron cleaner
Measuring cups for liquids & rulers for solids
Sharp silver knife & a cutting board
Wand & stirring utensil (wooden spoons are for stirring, your wand should never stick into the cauldron)

Labeling Your Phials

Name of potion & effect
Ingredients & usage
Date brewed & expiration date
Allergies or side effects

Fun Facts
Pewter cauldrons were found in 1450 BCE in Ancient Egyptian tombs.
Brass cauldron alloy were found in Western Asia & East Mediterranean.
Cooper cauldrons were used nine to ten thousand years ago in the Chalcolithic Period & Copper Age.
Silver cauldrons also deals with the phases of the moon.

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