Baldwin is an elderly Bogsneak alchemist whose Brewing Stand can be found at the Trading Post. Baldwin's special cauldron can transmute items into alchemical compounds that can be used to materialize brand new ones.
Transmuting and creating items yields alchemy experience. The higher a player's alchemy level, the more recipes available to their clan. The current maximum alchemy level is 27.
Baldwin only has one cauldron, so one can either transmute an item or create a new one; it isn't possible to do both at once.
Baldwin's Bubbling Brew was introduced on June 8th, 2015, as part of Flight Rising's second anniversary.
Baldwin was originally a Pearlcatcher. However, on September 14th, 2016, an accident in his lab occurred that resulted in his steady transformation into a Bogsneak, which completed on September 19th, 2016.
Remember, alchemical compounds aren't predictable—the outcome is determined randomly! Each item category will produce its own type of transmutation material, but in varying colors and degrees of rarity.
Transmuting an item takes 30 minutes and produces a random color of transmutation material, depending on the type of item provided:
The rarity of the item thrown in doesn’t matter, only the item type (Food, Material, Apparel, Familiar, or Trinket). The resulting material color is random. This ensures that no item is more valuable than another when transmuting; a shiny-star Jungle Mantis has the same chance of resulting in Purple Goo as a one-star Clover does.
Percentages come from here and are rounded to the nearest whole number:
Use of Baldwin's Bubbling Brew yields experience points towards increasing one's alchemy level, with new item recipes unlocking at higher levels. Reducing any item yields 15 XP, and crafting recipes yields a range of XP. Experience is awarded upon collecting a completed brew. Upon release, the maximum level was 5.
In addition to the items needed, each recipe requires a certain amount of treasure. How long the item takes to be brewed is listed along with the level at which the recipe is unlocked. Additionally, each recipe grants a certain amount of experience points.
The site's staff deliberately chooses a variety of items for recipes, spanning the gamut from simple to challenging to procure, both to balance the game and to give "vendor-trash" items new value.
To view the items that can be crafted, click "Expand". There is also a separate reference list of all ingredients in the order in which they appear in a player's hoard.