In today’s post, you will learn how to craft and use Smoker in Minecraft.

Smoker Overview

smoker inside butcher's houseThe Smoker is one of the 13 job site blocks that villagers use to work. A villager who works with Smoker is called Butcher.

If there is an unemployed/jobless villager standing near a Smoker, the villager will become a Butcher.

You can use Smoker for smoking (cooking) food items 2x faster than the Regular Furnace. You will learn more about it as you read this post.

How to Craft a Smoker

crafting a smoker

To craft a Smoker, you need 1 Furnace and 4 Wood Logs (you can use other types of Wood Logs, even the Stripped Woods).

How to Use The Smoker

using smoker to cook cod fish

To use the Smoker, you need to put your food item(s) into the first slot (upper left slot) and put the fuel items into the second slot (slot under the first slot). And wait for your item(s) to be cooked. 

To know what kind of food items you can smoke (cook) using Smoker, see table below:

The ItemsThe Result
Kelp Dried Kelp
Raw Porkchop Cooked Porkchop
Raw Beef Steak
Raw Mutton Cooked Mutton
Raw Rabbit Cooked Rabbit
Raw Cod Cooked Cod
Raw Salmon Cooked Salmon
Raw Chicken Cooked Chicken
Potato Baked Potato

The fuel you use for Smoker has a burning time. It determines how long a fuel item will last while smoking (cooking) some item(s). The fuel level pictured as the “fire level” you see on the Smoker’s menu. 

You can see the list of fuel and their burning times in the comparison section below. It used as a comparison between a Smoker and a Regular Furnace.

Smoker and Regular Furnace Comparison

If you want to know the comparison side by side on how fast between the Smoker and Regular Furnace, see the video below.

As you can see, the Smoker is faster than the Regular Furnace.  

Here are the fuels (and their burning times) you can use for Smoker and Regular Furnace (it measured in seconds):

Fuel ItemsBurning Time (using Regular Furnace)Burning Time (using Smoker)
Lava Bucket1000 s500 s
Coal Block800 s400 s
Dried Kelp Block200 s100 s
Blaze Rod120 s60 s
Coal/Charcoal80 s40 s
Any types of Boats60 s30 s
Scaffolding20 s10 s
Any types of Wood Planks (except Crimson and Warped Planks)






























15 s































7.5 s
Any types of Logs (except Crimson and Warped Stems)
Any types of Stripped Logs (except Stripped Crimson and Warped Stems )
Any types of Stripped Woods (except Stripped Crimson and Stripped Warped Hyphae)
Any types of Woods (except Crimson and Warped Hyphae)
Any types of Wooden Stairs (except Crimson and Warped Stairs)
Any types of Wooden Pressure Plates (except Crimson and Warped Pressure Plates)
Any types of Wooden Fences (except Crimson and Warped Fences)
Any types of Fence Gates (except Crimson and Warped Fence Gates)
Any types of Wooden Trapdoors (except Crimson and Warped Trapdoors)
Ladder
Bow
Fishing Rod
Bookshelf
Chest/Trapped Chest
Daylight Detector
Crafting Table
Juke Box
Note Block
Loom
Barrel
Cartography Table
Fletching Table
Lectern
Smithing Table
Composter
Wooden Sword






10 s







5 s
Wooden Pickaxe
Wooden Axe
Wooden Shovel
Wooden Hoe
Crossbow
Any types of Signs (except Crimson and Warped Signs)
Any types of Wooden Doors (except Crimson and Warped Doors)
Any types of Wooden Slabs (except Crimson and Warped Slabs)7.5 s3. 75 s
Any types of Saplings (including Dead Bush)



5 s




2.5 s
Any types of Wools
Any types of Wooden Buttons (except Crimson and Warped Buttons)
Stick
Bowl
Any Types of Carpets3.35 s1.67 s
Bamboo2.5 s1.25 s

The Smoker doesn’t require more fuel because of it faster. 

For example, to smelt 64 Raw Beef, you need 8 Coals as the fuel when you use the Regular Furnace. 

But when you use the Smoker, you also need 8 Coals as the fuel, not more than that. The thing is, Smoker is just faster, but only for cooking food items.

You really should use Smoker if you play survival mode. I hope this post helps you to understand Smoker in Minecraft.

Also, check out the Blast Furnace, the Smoker’s twin.

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