How to Make Charcoal in Minecraft

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Charcoal in Minecraft is an important item. If you want to craft a torch quickly, you will need charcoal. Besides, charcoal is also able to be used as a fuel in a furnace to smelt / cook 8 items. So, knowing how to make charcoal is important. Do you want to know how to make charcoal in Minecraft?

If you want to make charcoal, there are some materials that you are able to use for crafting charcoal. Here they are:

  • 1 Oak Log
  • 1 Spruce Log
  • 1 Birch Log
  • 1 Jungle Log
  • 1 Acacia Log
  • 1 Dark Oak Log


It is important for you to know that you will not use all of these materials because you only need to use one type of wood which means that you do not have to gather them all.

How to make charcoal in Minecraft? If you want to make charcoal, here are the steps that you are able to follow.

  • First, you have to open the Furnace Menu.
  • If you have opened the furnace menu, now you have to add fuel to the Furnace. You have to add fuel to the bottom fuel box in the furnace. In this tutorial, we will use coal as fuel.
  • After that, you have to place the wooden item in the top box of the furnace. In this tutorial, we will make charcoal from an oak log. You will see the flames cooking the oak log. If the wood is cooked/ burned in the furnace, then the charcoal will appear in the box to the right.
  • After you have made charcoal in your furnace, you have to move the new item to your inventory.
  • Now, you have successfully made charcoal in Minecraft.

You are able to use charcoal to make items in Minecraft such as Torch, Soul Torch, and Campfire.

You may wonder whether charcoal is available in all versions of Minecraft. Well, charcoal is availableĀ  on Java Edition (PC/ Mac), Pocket Edition (PE), Xbox 360, Xbox One, PS3, PS4, Wii U, Nintendo Switch, Windows 10 Edition and Education Edition.

When you play Minecraft in Creative mode, you may be a little bit confused where to find charcoal. Here is the detail of it.

  • In Java Edition 1.8 – 1.11 version, you can find charcoal in Materials.
  • In Java Edition 1.12 – 1.16 version, you can find charcoal in Miscellaneous.
  • In Pocket Edition 0.14.1 – 1.1.3 version, you can find charcoal in Miscellaneous.
  • In Pocket Edition 1.2 – 1.16.0 version, you can find charcoal in Items.
  • In Xbox 360 TU35 – TU69 version, you can find charcoal in Materials.
  • In Xbox One CU23 – CU43 version, you can find charcoal in Materials.
  • In Xbox One 1.2.5 – 1.16.0 version, you can find charcoal in Items.
  • In PS3 1.26 – 1.76 version and PS4 1.26 – 1.91 version, you can find charcoal in Materials.
  • In PS4 1.14.0 – 1.16.0 version, you can find charcoal in Items.
  • In Wii U Patch 3 – Patch 38 version and Nintendo Switch 1.04 – 1.11 version, you can find charcoalĀ  in Materials.
  • In Nintendo Switch 1.5.0 – 1.16.0 version, you can find charcoal in Items.
  • In Windows 10 Edition 1.14.1 – 1.1.3 version, you can find charcoal in Miscellaneous.
  • In Windows 10 Edition 1.2 – 1.16.0 version, you can find charcoal in Items.
  • In Education Edition 0.14.2 – 1.0.18 version, you can find charcoal in Miscellaneous.
  • In Education Edition 1.0.21 – 1.12.0 version, you can find charcoal in Items.

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