How to make charcoal in Minecraft – Best ways to craft charcoal in Minecraft

Welcome guys, today in this article I am gonna tell How to make charcoal in Minecraft, and all the important things that you should know about charcoal. Basically Charcoal is an awesome easy to make fuel source just like coal.

You can also say that charcoal is an alternative item to coal in Minecraft. If you wanna find some differences between coal and charcoal then there’s hardly any major difference you will find.

But however charcoal can be very useful for players to make torches and other items that can be made by coal. Because when you will be run out of coal then you can use charcoal by making them instead of finding coal.

This is why you should know How to make charcoal in Minecraft and how to use them. So without further ado let me tell you what is charcoal and how you can make them…

What is charcoal in Minecraft?

How to make charcoal in Minecraft

Basically charcoal is an awesome alternative to coal. With the help of charcoal, you can do all the same things that you can do with coal. The best thing about this is it can be obtained easily by smelting logs in a furnace.

Note: A charcoal can not be crafted into a coal block even coal and charcoal can not be stacked together.

However, the appearances of charcoal are so similar to coal and also the use of charcoal is so similar. You can do exactly the same as you can make torches and power minecarts with coal by using furnaces.

The fact between them is they both can not be stacked with each other and can’t be changed with a texture pack. So yeah in short charcoal is a potent resource to use in an area where coal is scarce.


Available Platforms

Edition PlatformAvailable
Java EditionWindows, Mac & Linux PC’sYES
Bedrock EditionXbox One, iOS, Android, Windows 10 PC’s, Fire OS, Nintendo SwitchYES
Education EditionMac, Windows 10 PC’s, iOs 12YES
PlayStation EditionPlayStation 3 & 4YES

 

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Required items to make Charcoal in Minecraft

If you wanna make charcoal then first you will have to collect some materials that

you will be needed. Here is the list of all the materials you need:

  • Wood logs (of any variety)
  • Furnace
  • Fuel Source
  • Crafting Table

Now let me tell you…where you can get these materials…

So to get wood logs, all you have to do is go to any nearby tree and then just locate the tree. After locating the tree you have to just simply hit the tree again and again until you get your log.

Note: You can use an axe to save your time while cutting a tree.

How to make charcoal in Minecraft

Now You have to create your crafting table because without this you won’t able to create a furnace, and without a furnace, you won’t able to make charcoal.

You can easily create a crafting table by putting four planks one by one into the crafting menu. You can also look at the image that I gave below.

How to make charcoal in Minecraft

Now the last and most important material to make charcoal is a furnace. By placing eight pieces of cobblestone inside the crafting table you can easily make a furnace.

Note: Make sure that the middlebox will be empty. just like the image that I gave below.

How to make charcoal in Minecraft

Now simply click on the furnace to collect it from the crafting table and drag it into your own inventory.

One more thing that you should know about a furnace is how to run a furnace in Minecraft.

To run a furnace you will need to use some fuel sources, and as a fuel source, you can use any kind of wooden items, planks, logs, and the most usable coal.

Now without further ado let me tell you our main topic…

How to make charcoal in Minecraft

To create charcoal first all you have to do is open the furnace that you created.

How to make charcoal in Minecraft

Now just put the fuel source at the bottom empty box of the furnace.

How to make charcoal in Minecraft

After that add a wood log at the top empty box of the furnace.

How to make charcoal in Minecraft

Once the wood log will be cooked/burned completely, the charcoal will appear in the right empty box.

How to make charcoal in Minecraft


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How to use Charcoal in Minecraft?

Just like coal charcoal is also one of the most useful items in Minecraft. With the help of charcoal, you can easily fuel your furnace for the same cooking time as coal. So yeah in short you can use charcoal instead of coal to get the same results.

You can also make torches with the help of charcoal just like regular coal and with that, you can light the area around you.


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FAQs About how to make charcoal in Minecraft

—> Is charcoal better than coal in Minecraft?

In one word if I say then it’s a no because coal and charcoal are exactly the same, even not only in looks but also in use. Its damage value determines whether it’s called coal or charcoal in inventory.

—> What items do you need to make charcoal in Minecraft?
I already told you what are items you need to make charcoal in Minecraft but in case if you missed here is the list again…
  • Wood logs (of any variety)
  • Furnace
  • Fuel Source
  • Crafting Table

—> What is the difference between coal and charcoal in Minecraft?

It’s true that the uses and the very first look of them are so similar and even in some recipes coal can be swapped out with charcoal. But however, you can find differences while trading with traders.

There are many villagers who will not accept charcoal instead of coal in trades, so you must need coal to trade those items.

—> What is charcoal good for Minecraft?
Charcoal is one of the most important and basic items in Minecraft. It’s also so similar to coal so that it can also be used to make torches and other items that you can make with coal.
—> What is the burn time for Charcoal?
The charcoal can burn for the same amount of time just as a coal can, and the good thing about charcoal is each charcoal can burn eight items.
Fact: A charcoal can easily burn in the furnace for 80 seconds.

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