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.
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.
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.
As stated earlier charcoal & coal are basically the same thing, the main difference is the way in which you acquire it.
Each provides enough energy to last 80 seconds & smelt / cook 8 different items.
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