How to Make Charcoal in Minecraft

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You can make charcoal in Minecraft by using any type of logs or wood inside of a smelter. It can be used as fuel similarly to coal.

How Do You Get Charcoal?

Unlike coal, charcoal can’t be found naturally generating in Minecraft. You must create it yourself by using any type of wood blocks, logs or stripped wood in a smelter.

The fastest way to gather large amounts of charcoal is to simply cut down trees until you can fill your inventory with the wood needed to convert into charcoal.

Charcoal can’t be found anywhere in the Minecraft world or inside of chest. There are also no mobs that drop it when killed.

Tip: When you break a campfire without the silk touch enchantment you will receive two charcoal in return.

What Is Charcoal Used For?

Charcoal is very similar to coal. They both provide the same amount of fuel energy when cooking & smelting items.

It can also be used to craft campfires, fire charges, torches & soul torches.

How Is It Different From Coal?

As stated earlier charcoal & coal are basically the same thing, the main difference is the way in which you acquire it.

  • Charcoal – Must be smelted in a smelter by using any type of wood or logs. Can’t be found generating naturally.
  • Coal – Is plentiful & can be found throughout the Minecraft world when mined with a pickaxe.

Each provides enough energy to last 80 seconds & smelt / cook 8 different items.

Final Thoughts

We hope you found this short guide on how to make charcoal in Minecraft helpful. Please feel free to drop a comment below if you have any questions or concerns!

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