Today, you will learn how to craft and use Smoker in Minecraft. You can use the table of contents above to navigate quickly.

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Smoker Overview

Smoker inside the Butcher's house

Inside the Butcher’s house.

The Smoker is one of the 13 job site blocks that Villagers use to work. A Villager who works with Smoker is called Butcher. You can always find Smoker inside the Butcher’s house.


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

You can use a Smoker for smoking (cooking) food items 2× faster than the Regular Furnace. 

How to Craft a Smoker

crafting 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

Smoker smoking Cod Fish

Smoker smoking 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 the table below:

The ItemsThe Result
Kelp, KelpDried Kelp, Dried Kelp
Raw Porkchop, Raw PorkchopCooked Porkchop, Cooked Porkchop
Raw Beef, Raw Beef Steak, Steak
Raw Mutton, Raw MuttonCooked Mutton, Cooked Mutton
Raw Rabbit, Raw RabbitCooked Rabbit, Cooked Rabbit
Raw Cod, Raw CodCooked Cod, Cooked Cod
Raw Salmon, Raw SalmonCooked Salmon, Cooked Salmon
Raw Chicken, Raw ChickenCooked Chicken, Cooked Chicken
Potato, PotatoBaked 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 is pictured as the “fire level” you see on the Smoker’s menu. 

furnace burning time

The Fuel Level.

You can see the list of fuel and their burning times in the comparison section below. It is 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 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 Bucket, Lava Bucket1000 s500 s
Block Of Coal, Coal Block800 s400 s
Dried Kelp Blcok, Dried Kelp Block200 s100 s
Blaze Rod, Blaze Rod120 s60 s
Coal Charcoal, Coal/Charcoal80 s40 s
Boats, Any types of Boats60 s30 s
Scaffolding, Scaffolding20 s10 s
Planks, Any types of Wood Planks (except Crimson and Warped Planks)

15 s

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

10 s

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

5 s

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

The Smoker doesn’t require more fuel even it’s faster than the Regular Furnace. 

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

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

I hope this post helps you to understand Smoker in Minecraft. Also, check out the Blast Furnace, the Smoker’s twin. Thank you for reading the article.

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