Minecraft is where players’ imaginations run wild as they try to survive in a hostile world. Players must take care of their character’s needs, including food. The best way to stay alive is to cook food, but sometimes a stove isn’t enough.
Enter the smokehouse, an auxiliary unit that cooks food twice as fast as a conventional oven. It’s not that hard to make and will serve you well as you battle the harsh environment of the Minecraft worlds. Read on for more information.
Making a smoker in Minecraft
Smokehouses are created by combining a built stove and four wood or logs on a workbench. Any tree will do, including the following:
- birch log
- oak wood
- Jungle Wood
- Crimson Stalk
- Mangrove Journal
- Crimson hyphae
Initially, stems and hyphae were not suitable for creating smokers, but the developers have added this support in updates. Today you can use them in the manufacture of ovens and smokehouses.
Players can even mix and match firewood and logs to make a smokehouse, but the end product is the same no matter what materials are used to create it. You will also need a workbench to build a furnace.
Furnaces in Minecraft are created by creating a ring of stones in the crafting grid. Any type of stone leads to a furnace.
When everything is ready, you can now make your smoker.
- Go to your workbench.
- Interact with him to bring up the crafting menu.
- Place the oven in the center of the grid.
- Place any wood or similar blocks above, below and next to the stove.
- When the ingredients form a cross, you can now drag the entire smoker to the right.
- Place the smoker in your inventory or hotbar.
How to use the smoker in minecraft
Even after creating Smoker, it still doesn’t work. Like stoves, smokehouses work by burning fuel, and there are a lot of them in the game. Some fuels allow you to cook or smelt more items than others, making them a better choice.
Here are some fuel options:
- lava bucket
- coal block
- fire rod
- wooden boards
In our example, we’ll use coal, as it’s a common fuel choice and usually better than wood. But firewood is a good alternative if you run out of coal.
- Approach your smoker.
- Interact with the smoker to bring up the smoking menu.
- Place any food in the topmost slot.
- Place some coal in the bottom slot.
- Wait for the smoker to finish cooking.
- Interact with the Smoker again.
- Move the cooked food from the smokehouse to your inventory.
Here is a complete list of foods that can be cooked with a smoker.
- raw beef
- raw pork
- Raw lamb
- Raw chicken
- raw rabbit
- raw cod
- raw salmon
While you can always cook food in an oven, smokers process the same amount of food in half the time. The increased cooking speed also means you use up fuel faster, although this shouldn’t be a problem if you have large fuel supplies.
Like the oven and workbench, the smokehouse can be mined with a pickaxe and returned to inventory. Make sure you use this tool as mining it with anything else will permanently destroy the device.
In addition to player crafted items, smokers can be found in villages. They belong to the villagers who have chosen the butcher’s job. The smoker is at the workplace.
If you place a smoker in a village, you might see villagers who have not yet chosen a career choose the smoker as their job. Then they change jobs to be a butcher.
In addition to being used to cook food and help villagers find work, smokers have two additional functions. Like the furnace, it emits light at level 13. This only happens when he is actively preparing food.
Slightly increasing the light level will reduce the chance of mobs spawning nearby as night falls. However, it’s best to rely on higher quality light sources to keep your home or base safe.
The last function is to make bass drum sounds if you place one of them under the note blocks. This is useful for people who make music in Minecraft.
Butchers and smokers
Butchers in Villagers are willing to trade with you if you have the items they need. You can find them in their homes or near their smokers. Their smokers are also available if you want to cook on your own.
This is a list of butcher supplies and what you need to purchase them.
- Raw chicken for emeralds
- Raw pork for emeralds
- Raw rabbit for emeralds
- Emeralds for rabbit stew
- Charcoal for emeralds
- Emeralds for boiled pork chops
- Emeralds for boiled chicken
- Raw lamb for emeralds
- Raw beef for emeralds
- Block of dried algae to obtain emeralds
- Sweet berries for emeralds
While these aren’t the best deals you can find in Minecraft, you still get experience.
Where are natural smokers in minecraft?
Naturally generated smokers can be found in the butcher’s houses if you visit the village. They serve as the official block of the butcher job site, but can be used by players. Otherwise, you can create your own smoker.
What fuel is best for smokers?
The best fuel in Minecraft is the Lava Bucket, which burns for 1000 seconds and cooks 100 items. The next best option is a charcoal block with a burn time of 800 seconds and the ability to cook 80 foods. The sticks have a burn time of only five seconds and cook half the item.
Therefore, it is better to use a better fuel than wood, because it is not very efficient in the long run.
Stock up now
There can’t be too much food in Minecraft, especially if you live in a dangerous area or challenge yourself. So having a smoker handy is convenient and prevents starvation. You will be grateful to carry it with you if you like to explore.
What are you using your chimney for? Do you think smokers should have other functions? Let us know in the comments below.