Smoker in Minecraft With Crafting Guide & FAQs

Have you been struggling to construct items in Minecraft? Have you been trying to cook food in the game and you’re disappointed every time your furnace doesn’t work fast enough? Have you been trying to figure out how to make a smoker in Minecraft or use one and landed online searching for answers?

If you’re fretting about any of the things mentioned above, we have got you covered. We are going to tell you all there is to know about smoker in Minecraft. From its crafting technique to its uses and advantages, we will lay it all out for you.

When Minecraft came around in 2011, it created frenzy around the globe and everyone; gamers and non-gamers alike, rushed to jump on the bandwagon and got addicted to the game.

Unlike many other video games, Minecraft comes with loads of advantages. It not only gives the players a chance to build their own 3-dimensional virtual Lego world, but also challenges the players’ spatial intelligence at every step of the way.

Now, without wasting any of your time, we are going to get right to it and give you exactly what you asked for – a simple and easy to follow along tutorial to help you craft a Smoker in Minecraft so you can cook the food you need and perform various other functions.

But as with all the other Minecraft functions, it is important to know the versions and platforms that support crafting of a smoker in the game.

  • Java Edition – Windows, Mac and LINUX PC’s (Version 1.14)
  • Bedrock Edition – Xbox One, Nintendo Switch, iOS, Android, Fire OS, Windows 10 PC’s (Version 1.11.0)
  • Education Edition – Mac, iOS 12, Windows 10 PC’s (Version 1.12.0)
  • PlayStation Edition – PS4 (Version 1.91)

Step 1- Gathering Materials

Smoker in Minecraft With Crafting


The first and the foremost step in this recipe of crafting a smoker in Minecraft is to gather the required materials which include the following:

  • 1 furnace
  • 4 pieces of log/stripped log/wood/stripped wood

It is also important to remember that you can use any kind of wood; such as spruce, oak, acacia, birch, jungle or dark oak to craft a smoker.

Step 2- Crafting Area

Crafting Area Minecraft

After collecting the required materials, you need to open the crafting area, made up of 3X3 crafting grid and position the items in a particular order as defined in the next step below.

Subsequently, the required items are placed in such a way that one piece of wood lies in the centre of the first row. In the second row, one wood is placed in the first box, the furnace in the second and another wood in the third box. The last row is filled with one wood in the middle box.

This step concludes the whole process of making a smoker which would now appear in the box to the right.

Step 3 – Craft Smoker

Craft Smoker

Now all that is left to do is move your newly crafted smoker to the inventory so you can use it as and when required.

There is also an alternative available for those of you who want to save themselves the time and hassle of searching for the items required to craft the smoker and put all of them together.

All you have to do is give a command and enter one of the following commands depending upon the version of the game you are currently using.

Different Editions

  • Java Edition 1.13

If you’re running the Java Edition 1.13 or above of Minecraft, you are required to open your chat window and enter the command mentioned below:

/give @p smoker 1

  • Pocket Edition, Education Edition, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch, Windows 10

If you’re using one of the versions of the game mentioned above, all you have to do is enter the following command in your chat box:

/give @p smoker 1 0

Bravo! By entering one of these commands you will have acquired a smoker in the simplest way possible.

Frequently Asked Questions:

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Now that we have covered all the basics and we know how to make a smoker in Minecraft, we also need to know exactly what a smoker does in Minecraft, why is it important and how is it different from a blast furnace?

Let us answer those questions one by one.

What does a Smoker do in Minecraft and Why is it Important?

A smoker is simply a block-shaped item that is used to cook food twice as fast as a furnace can. It can cook all kinds of raw food items such as; chicken, salmon, cod, rabbit, mutton, beef, potato and kelp. Nevertheless, it cannot cook chorus fruit since it is inedible.

While cooking food is one of its primary duties, once fuel; coal and wood plank among many others, has been added to the smoker, it can also transmit signals using redstone components.

It can also be used a job site block by a butcher to perform his duties and akin to a barrel, it can be used to construct an aesthetically pleasing wall or beautiful groundwork as well.

How is a Smoker Used in Minecraft?

Now that you know how to craft a smoker and what its uses are, it is imperative to find out how exactly it can be used to cook food?

The answer to this is quite simple, all you have to do is follow a 3-step process and have food items ready in your inventory.

  • Place the smoker exactly where you need to use it. This is done by selecting the item from your hotbar and positioning the cursor at the desired block.
  • Add fuel to the bottom box of the smoker.
  • Add a food item such as chicken or beef to the upper box of the smoker.

You will then see flames indicating the item is being cooked and once it has cooked, the food item will be added to the inventory.

It is also important to keep in mind that certain fuels can prepare cooked items sooner if they remain combust for a longer period of time. The fuels that can be used in this process include coal, wood plank, bucket of lava, beehive, bee nest, scaffolding, boat, bow, log, barrel and many more.

Where does a smoker generate in Minecraft?

After gaining plenty of knowledge about the uses and workings of a smoker, we are now going to see how and where does a smoker occur in Minecraft. It is important to know this so we can easily craft a smoker when required using any of the means written below:

  • Since smokers are often used by butchers in their line of duty, they can naturally occur at a butcher’s house in a village.
  • The player can use a pickaxe to mine a smoker. It is essential to use a pickaxe in this case and not any other tool.
  • Lastly, smokers can be crafted by using the detailed recipe mentioned above.

How is a Smoker different from a Blast Furnace in Minecraft?

Smoker is an item introduced in the recent versions of Minecraft to replace the functionalities of a blast furnace.

The key difference between a smoker and a blast furnace is that while the latter is used to smelt ores, metal armours and tools at a high speed, smoker is used solely for cooking purposes.

Smelting of ores and mining products is an essential part of the video game since it yields valuables, materials and stone used for crafting other items.

Smoker vs Furnace vs Blast Furnace vs Smithing Table

Smoker, furnace and blast furnace are all items that have one thing in common. They apply a large amount of heat generated from the fuel to a substance to convert it into a different form.

For example; a smoker uses fuel to convert raw chicken into edible chicken and furnace uses the heat to produce dyes for wool and other items.

While a smoker is similar to furnace in a sense they are both used to cook food items, a smoker is capable of doing so at twice the speed. Furnace is also responsible for smelting of blocks and items to convert them into other blocks and items.

The difference between a blast furnace and a furnace is that the blast furnace can only smelt ores and tools made of iron, gold or chainmail.

It is important not to get any of the items mentioned above mixed up with a smithing table, which is used as fuel in furnace and can upgrade diamond gear to netherite.

Smithing table, which is a utility block with blast resistance and hardness of 2.5, is used by tool smiths as their job site block. While it is not involved in smelting and cooking processes like the items mentioned above, it is an indispensable resource in the game since it produces tools and armour which are further used in furnaces.


Minecraft is a vast virtual world that enables its players to craft and create countless items.

A smoker is one such item and while it shares functions with a blast furnace and furnace, it has its own unique features such as its simplicity and easy-to-use functionalities that make it an indispensable asset in your inventory.