Minecraft Smoker: How to make & is it better than a furnace?


A smoker is a fantastic way to cook your food quicker in Minecraft and is relatively easy to make once you know how. Here’s the recipe and if it’s actually better than a furnace.

Minecraft is constantly being updated and filled with new foods, animals, and resources for you to use when trying to survive. One important resource required for survival, and good food, is the Smoker. It’s quick, handy, and extremely easy to make, once you know how.

We’ve put together how to make a Smoker in Minecraft and if it’s even worth crafting so you can get right into the game and keep yourself alive while building an awesome base or destroying zombies.

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How to craft a Smoker in Minecraft

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You’ll need a furnace and some wood logs to build the Smoker in Minecraft.

To craft a smoker you will need two ingredients:

  • Four wood logs
  • One Furnace

You can find the four wood logs by chopping down a tree with your hands or any other tool.

As for the Furnace, grab eight cobblestone and head into your crafting table. Place the eight blocks around the outside of the crafting table, ignoring the middle one. This will craft a Furnace and you’ll be well on your way to cooking that Steak in no time.

Once you have the furnace and the four wooden logs, head back into the crafting table and place the Furnace in the middle. Then, put the four wooden logs on the top, bottom left, and right of the furnace, as seen in the image above. Once you’ve done that, the Smoker will be yours.

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Is a Smoker better than a Furnace?

It depends. The Smoker is not the same as a Furnace.

You can only cook food in a Smoker in Minecraft. This includes raw meats like beef, chicken, mutton, rabbit, fish, potatoes, and more. But, it does cook those foods twice as fast as a regular Furnace.

If you’re looking to create a good source of food for mining trips or Camel rides, then the Smoker is ideal. After all, cooked food gets rid of more hunger than raw, so it’s definitely worth it. Just not as a replacement for the Furnace.

That’s all you need to know about how to make a Smoker in Minecraft. While looking for all the different wood to make the Smoker, take a look at some of our other handy Minecraft guides:

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