How to make charcoal in Minecraft

Charcoal is another variation of charcoal in Minecraft. Although not used as much as Coal, getting Coal is quite necessary if you play some modpacks like Regrowth. In this article, we will show you how to make charcoal in Minecraft!

3 steps to make Coal in Minecraft

#1 Pick up Logs/Striped Logs/Timber/Stripped Wood of any kind

Login Minecraft has 4 variants that can be obtained in various ways, and below is the summary:

  • Trunk: It can be obtained by cutting down trees.
  • Looted Log – Obtained by using an ax and right-clicking on a log.
  • Wood: It can be made by putting 4 logs in a 2×2 shape.
  • Looted Wood – Same as Log Looted, but you have to use an ax on a block of wood instead.

Remember that there are 7 types of wood in Minecraft, including oak, spruce, jungle, birch, acacia, dark oak, and mangrove. Combine with the 4 wood variants below, you can have up to 28 different items to make charcoal in Minecraft.

#2 Create an oven

A Furnace can be easily crafted by placing 8 Cobblestone, Blackstone, or Cobbled Deepslate on the crafting table following the above way.

#3 Smelt the log/wood

When you have the furnace, wood, and any fuel items, start making charcoal by right clicking on the furnace. Then put the wood in the top slot and the fuel items in the bottom slot. You can also use the remaining wood or log for fuel.

Another way to get coal in Minecraft is to break the campfire block without the Silk Touch enchantment. Each campfire will drop 2 broken coals.

How to make charcoal in Bedrock Edition

In Bedrock or Education Edition, in addition to melting wood in the furnace, you can make charcoal using Compound Creator with 7 Carbon, 4 Hydrogen, and 1 Oxygen. This will give you 1 coal as a result.

Frequent questions

What fuel does coal do in Minecraft?

Any fuel can make charcoal in Minecraft because the smelting result is generally only affected by the parent item (top slot), not the fuel item (bottom slot). So you can use whatever you can to make the furnace work, like coal, wood, leaves, or lava, and you can still make charcoal in minecraft.

How do you get fast coal in minecraft?

By setting up an automatic smelting machine or just using multiple furnaces at once, you can get coal faster in Minecraft.

How do you cook without coal in Minecraft?

Charcoal can be used as a replacement for charcoal in most recipes. Except charcoal blocks and campfires. So you can cook with charcoal for sure!

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