How to Make Smoker in Minecraft: A Quick Recipe

How to Make Smoker in Minecraft

As compared to a plain furnace, a smoker helps Minecraft players cook food quickly, so you know why you need to make a smoker. This article wraps up the quickest recipe to make a smoker in Minecraft!

A smoker is a better version of a furnace that reduces the overall cooking time. Moreover, it requires less fuel, and you should definitely craft one when playing Minecraft in survival mode. 

I’ve seen a lot of players facing difficulties in making a smoker, but it is actually not that hard. In this article, I have listed some steps that I used to make a smoker. Moreover, I’ve listed the supported versions, how to use a smoker, and some smoker commands you should know.

Let’s get started:

How to Make Smoker in Minecraft: Step-by-step Process

Smoker in Minecraft

Below you’ll get all the required information to make a smoker and use it. Go through every section, and read it carefully so that you don’t miss essential information about the smoker. 

Minecraft Supported Platforms to Make a Smoker

You can only craft a smoker in Minecraft on the following versions. 

EditionSupported Platforms Supported (version)
Bedrock EditioniOS, Nintendo Switch, Android,, Windows 10 PCs, Xbox One,, Fire OSYes (1.11.0)
Java EditionWindows, Mac & Linux PCsYes (1.14)
Education EditioniOs 12, Windows 10 PCs, MacYes (1.12.0)
PlayStation EditionPlayStation 4 and 3Yes (1.91) (only PS4)

Materials Required to Make a Smoker in Minecraft

Making a smoker in Minecraft is easy, and unlike creating a lectern and an observer, you don’t need a lot of materials. Here’s what you need:

Materials Required to Make a Smoker in Minecraft

Steps to Create a Smoker in Minecraft

Step 1: Open the Crafting Menu 

Crafting Menu 

Open the grid table in Minecraft, and you’ll see a grid table as shown below.

Step 2: Add the Wooden Logs and Furnace to the Grids

On the grid or workbench, you need to add wooden logs and a furnace in order to create a smoker. In the center grid of the table, place a “Furnace”, and place “Four wooden logs” in all grids surrounding the center grid (do exactly as shown in the image).

Making Smoker in Minecraft

After placing the logs and furnace, you can easily create a smoker. Once crafted, the smoker will be available to move in the Minecraft inventory. You can access it with other items you own.

Step 3: Move the Smoker to the Inventory 

Move Smoker to the Inventory 

Drag the smoker and move it to the inventory. You

can place it in any grid of the inventory to use it when you want to cook anything. Furthermore, a smoker can also be used as a butcher’s site block.

Smoker in Minecraft

How to Use a Smoker in Minecraft?

Now that you have successfully created a smoker in Minecraft, it’d be great to understand how it works. I’ve been playing Minecraft for quite some time, and here’s how I have used a smoker.

Use a Smoker
  • Place the smoker somewhere convenient so that you can access it easily.
  • Obtain uncooked meat from an animal like a pig, cow, or sheep.
  • Open the smoker interface, and place the uncooked meat in it. 
  • Place fuel in the smoker interface, and wait for the meat to get cooked (I prefer wood and coal). 
  • Once cooked, you can move the food to your inventory.

✍️ An Important Note: You can only place items in a smoker that result in something edible. Inedible things such as popped chorus fruit cannot be processed in a smoker.

Do Not Want to Make a Smoker? Find It Out with These Tips  

If you do not have a furnace, or you do not want to craft a smoker, you can find it in Minecraft. Here is how you can find a ready-made smoker.

  • Locate a village. You can also do it while playing Minecraft in multiplayer mode.
  • Look through the village and find a butcher NPC. 
  • Mine the butcher’s smoker by using a pickaxe. And walk over to the broken smoker to pick it up.
  • Place the smoker in your home base or wherever you want. 

Note: Finding a smoker can be pretty challenging, especially in multiplayer mode. You should only look for one if you do not have a furnace or wooden logs to make a smoker.

Important Minecraft Smoker Commands You Should Know

Below I have listed the following commands you can give to a smoker. Also, I have listed the supported Minecraft platforms you can give these commands on.

PlatformsSupported Commands 
Java editionYES/give @p smoker 1
Xbox OneYES/give @p smoker 1 0
Pocket editionYES/give @p smoker 1 0
Educational EditionYES/give @p smoker 1 0
Nintendo SwitchYES/give @p smoker 1 0
Windows 10 EditionYES/give @p smoker 1 0

Frequently Asked Questions 

Q: When lit, what is a smoker’s light level?

A: The luminance level of a smoker is around level 13 when lit and is operational. Smokers do not emit any light when not in use.

Q: How do you make a blast furnace smoker?

One oven should be placed in the second box, and one iron bar in the third box of the second row. Lastly, place three smooth stones in the third row, and you can create a blast furnace smoker. Here’s a video on creating a blast furnace smoker.

Q: Where can smokers be found in the creative menu?

A: You can find the smokers in the decorative block panels of the creative menu. It’s easier to find a smoker once you create it and move it to the Minecraft inventory.

Q: Can smokers be pushed by pistons?

A: No, you cannot move a smoker with pistons. Moreover, pistons can also not move blast furnace smokers or furnaces.

Q: Where will you get the Smoker in Creative mode?

A: You can find a smoker in decorative block panels in creative mode. Finding a smoker can be pretty challenging when compared to making it. 

Q: Can I pick up or remove the placed Smoker with my fist or any other tools?

A: Yes, you can move the smoker and place it with a fist or other tools. The pick-up option will only be used with a pickaxe.


This is the quickest recipe on how to make a smoker in Minecraft. I have covered every piece of information in this article, and you can use the smoker for cooking meat. Moreover, I have attached a video, so you can watch it and get a visual idea of making a smoker in Minecraft and using it.

Stay tuned for more interesting Minecraft recipes, quick tips, and other additional information about the game.

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