How to Make a Smoker in Minecraft

How to Make a Smoker in Minecraft
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The smoker is a variant of a normal furnace in Minecraft that can cook food items twice as fast. Besides its great functionality, the block itself looks really good when it comes to decorating your kitchen. In this article, we’ll show you how to make a smoker in Minecraft!

Three steps to Make a Smoker in Minecraft

#1 Craft a Furnace

A furnace is a basic block in Minecraft and can be obtained very early in the game. As long as you have a wooden pickaxe and mine some stones, you can craft a furnace in under a minute.

With 8 total blocks of either cobblestones, cobbled deepslates, or Blackstones, you can craft a furnace by following the recipe below.

You can find furnaces spawn naturally in the villages, ancient cities, and igloos but crafting them is the fastest way!

#2 Obtain 4 Log/Stripped Log/Wood/Stripped Wood/Stem (Any wood type)

You only need a total of 4 wooden blocks of any wood type. Oak and spruce tend to be the easiest wood to gather because they’re quite common. And the most efficient way to get log straightaway is to chop down trees.

Logs and stripped logs can also be found in many structures like villages, swamp huts, mineshafts, pillager outposts, woodland mansions, shipwrecks, and ancient cities. While the stems are found in the Nether dimension.

#3 Craft a Smoker

Make sure you have the crafting table! Then right-click it and put the furnace in the center and surround it with 4 wooden blocks to craft a smoker.

Now you can cook your food smarter! Let’s save more fuel and time, Minecrafters!

Frequently Asked Questions

How does a smoker work in Minecraft?

A smoker in Minecraft works exactly like a furnace. It has two slots, one for fuel and one for the item you need to cook. It however can only cook food items, compared to anything in a normal furnace. 

What fuel do you use for a smoker in Minecraft?

In general, if you can put an item as fuel in the furnace, you can use that item in a smoker as fuel too! That includes coal, charcoal, wooden blocks, and a bucket of lava.

Can you cook cactus in a smoker Minecraft?

For now, you can’t cook cactus in a smoker in Minecraft because cactus is not considered a food item.