How to Make a Smoker in Minecraft 2021


In Minecraft, a smoker is a craftable block that you can use to cook food items. It requires a furnace and some wood as ingredients, so it's pretty easy to make. While you can cook food in a furnace, turning it into a smoker allows you to cook twice as fast. The furnace does lose the ability to smelt ore, though, so ideally, you'll want to have access to both.

What You Need to Make a Smoker in Minecraft

To craft a smoker, you'll need to gather the following materials:

A crafting table (requires four wood planks)A furnace (requires eight cobblestones)Four logs or blocks of wood

How to Make a Smoker in Minecraft

Once you've compiled the Minecraft smoker recipe, here's how to make a smoker in Minecraft.

Make yourself a crafting table and furnace if you haven't already, and gather at least four logs.

If you've already placed the furnace, you will need to mine it and place it in your inventory to turn it into a smoker.

Open the crafting table interface.

Place the furnace in the center slot of the crafting table interface, and surround it with four wood blocks on the top, bottom, left, and right sides.

You can use any combination of different types of logs, they don't all have to be the same type, and you can also use wood blocks taken from villages. Planks will not work.

Move the smoker from the crafting table interface to your inventory.

Place the smoker in a convenient location.

If you need to move the smoker in the future, use a pickaxe to remove it. If you use any other tool or fists to break the smoker, that will destroy it without the option to pick it up.

How to Find a Smoker in Minecraft

While the smoker is pretty easy to craft, you can find them already placed in randomly generated villages worldwide. If you can find a butcher villager, you can take their smoker for your use.

Here's how to locate and take a smoker in Minecraft.

Locate a village.

Look through the village for a butcher NPC.

Use a pickaxe to mine the butcher's smoker.

Walk over the broken smoker to pick it up.

You can now place the smoker back in your home base or wherever else you like.

How to Use a Smoker in Minecraft

Smokers cook meat and function like furnaces in that respect, except they cook food twice as fast as a furnace can. If you have a ready source of meat, such as from a sheep or cow farm, you can easily keep yourself fed by cooking the meat in a smoker.

Here's how to use a smoker in Minecraft.

Craft a smoker, and place it somewhere convenient.

Obtain uncooked meat from an animal like a cow, pig, or sheep.

Open the smoker interface.

Place uncooked meat in the smoker interface.

Place fuel in the smoker interface.

Fuel that works in furnaces also works in smokers, including wood and coal.

Wait for the food to cook, and move it to your inventory.

Smokers can only process items that result in an edible product, like raw meat. Items that aren't edible after being cooked, like chorus fruit that cooks into inedible popped chorus fruit, can't be processed in a smoker. Similarly, you can't smelt metal in a smoker.