The Smoker in Minecraft is similar to the Furnace in that it is used to cook edible food; however, it requires a slightly different recipe to craft it. The Smoker can roast food, such as Raw Beef, Chicken, or Pork, twice as fast as its Furnace counterpart. Players looking to efficiently prepare mass amounts of cooked meat will find that the Smoker is the superior choice of utility blocks. A great characteristic about the Smoker is that its recipe is basically an upgrade of the Furnace, meaning players do not need to worry about having both. Read further to learn how to how to craft a Smoker in Minecraft.
Crafting a Smoker in Minecraft
Crafting a Smoker in Minecraft requires a Furnace and four blocks of any kind of wood. Using the Crafting Table 3×3 menu, place the Furnace in the center and one wooden block on each side (top, bottom, left, and right) of the Furnace. This placement and combination should successfully produce a Smoker.
Alternatively, players can head into a village in Minecraft and find a Smoker within a Butcher Villager’s workshop. The Butcher can be recognized with their red headband and white apron. Conversely, players can craft a Smoker and place it beside a Villager to change their job to Butcher.
Furnaces are one of the most fundamental utility blocks in Minecraft that players will craft early in the game. Using a Crafting Table, place any stone-tier block in a square shape around the 3×3 crafting grid, leaving the center empty. This recipe can be quickly upgraded to a Smoker if the player has four extra blocks of wood on hand. However, keep in mind that, unlike the Furnace, the Smoker can only cook food items, which means ores, such as iron or gold, are out of the question.
Minecraft is available on PC, PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Xbox One, Xbox One X|S, Xbox Series X|S, Nintendo Switch, Android, and iOS.