How to Make a Smoker in Minecraft (Dec 2022)

How to Make a Smoker in Minecraft

One of the key resources you require in Minecraft is a smoker. If you are new to Minecraft, you may be unsure how to make and utilize one. In this Minecraft tutorial, you will learn what a smoker is, how to create one, and how to utilize it in your Minecraft world.

A smoker can be used just like a furnace. This means you can use it for tasks such as cooking food.  It can also serve as a butcher’s job site block. A great benefit of using a smoker is that it takes half the time a regular furnace takes. This means you get to save time and fuel.

Therefore, having a smoker is a huge advantage if you’re playing in survival mode. Since this object is elementary and cheap to make, there is no reason why you should not have one in your inventory.

So, in this article, we will explain everything you need to know to create one. Read on to find out.

Make A Smoker In Minecraft

Find raw materials for Smoker

Crafting a smoker is straightforward. You’ll only be requiring a few items. Those items include four logs, one furnace, and one crafting table. Before we start, let’s look at how to get the logs and furnace.

Crafting a smoker is straightforward

Getting logs is easy. You first have to find an oak tree in your Minecraft world. You can find an oak tree easily in the Swamp, Forest, Messa Plateau biomes, and Windswept Hills. Once you find an oak tree, you have to chop the tree trunk.

Even though you can use your bare hands to chop down the tree, it is recommended that you use a tool such as an ax since it will be faster. Now, use the ax to chop the tree trunk and pick up the oak log before it disappears.

There you have it! Now add the logs to your inventory for later use.

Find an oak tree in your Minecraft world

Now let’s look at how to get a furnace. You will need eight pieces of Blackstone or Cobblestone. Next, open your crafting table so that it is in a 3×3 grid. The next step is perhaps the most important one. You need to arrange the Cobblestone or Blackstone in the 3×3 blocks in such a way that you leave the center position empty. After filling the crafting table correctly, the furnace will appear automatically. Now you can move the furnace to your inventory to use it for the smoker.

That’s all. Now that you have the furnace and the logs, let’s look at how to use them to create a smoker.

How To Make A Smoker in Minecraft

To create a smoker, first, open your crafting table in a 3×3 grid. Now, place the furnace at the center of the grid. After that, place the four logs in all positions directly surrounding the center block.

It would help if you left all the corner positions of the crafting table empty. After placing all the blocks in the correct pattern, the smoker will automatically appear. You can now move the item to your inventory.

Make A Smoker In Survival Mode

You’ve successfully created a smoker in Minecraft, congrats!

How To Use A Smoker

Now that you have a smoker let’s look at how you use it in Minecraft.

Use A Smoker



As mentioned earlier, you can use a smoker for cooking food items in half the time a regular blast furnace takes. Even though it is possible to cook with a blast furnace at a higher speed, the furnace will consume more fuel. Therefore, a smoker offers a cheaper and faster way to cook your food items. Use the steps below for smelting an item using a smoker.

Step 1: Select the smoker from the Hotbar, then position it to your desired location using your pointer.

Step 2: Add fuel to the bottom of the smoker.

Step 3: Now, add the item to the smoker. To do that, place the food item in the top box of the smoker. Flames cooking the item should appear.

Step 4: That’s it! Now you can move your cooked item to your inventory.

Congratulations! Now you know how to use a smoker for cooking food items faster and more efficiently.

Changing Profession

Changing Profession

If you are a villager who hasn’t chosen your job site block, you can easily change your profession to a butcher. All you need to do is find a smoker that no one has claimed.

Light Source

Light Source

A smoker can also be used as a light source. Like a normal furnace, smokers emit a light level of 13 when activated.

Bottom Line

A smoker is primarily used for cooking food items twice as fast compared to a regular blast furnace. To craft a smoker, you will need four logs and one furnace. You must place the items in the correct pattern on the crafting table for it to work.

Once you are done, a smoker will automatically appear, and you can add it to your inventory for later use. If you do not have a smoker, you should craft one since it is cheap and doesn’t take too much time.

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