How to make charcoal in Minecraft – In the end, you too have decided to venture into the world of Minecraft, the iconic “cube” video game created by Markus Persson (and now owned by Microsoft). The style of this title fascinated you a lot, to the point that you immediately immersed yourself in its mechanics and slowly you are learning them all. There is only one problem: you cannot find coal, the primary resource useful for cooking materials or making torches.
If things are just as I described them, then you absolutely need to know how to make charcoal in minecraft. This material, in fact, in case you were not aware of it, is the perfect alternative to coal. It works exactly like the latter and it is really essential to always have some with you, so as to avoid running out of fuel in times of need.
It is enough, therefore, to stay with your hands in your hands! Charcoal is certainly not made by itself! Make yourself comfortable and take a few minutes of your time reading this guide: I assure you that you will learn how to create charcoal in no time. Having said that, I just have to wish you a good read and, above all, a good time!
How to make charcoal in Minecraft
Before explaining to you how to make charcoal in minecraft, it is good that you are aware of some important information.
In fact, you should know that although charcoal and coal have almost the same uses, there are differences to keep in mind. For example, charcoal cannot be used to create Blocks of coal. Furthermore, it cannot be used as an exchange material with villagers.
For the reasons I have just listed, it is convenient to create charcoal only when, in fact, there is a need to cook something or create some materials (which I will talk about in the course of this guide).
The indications that I will give you are valid both for the Java version of Minecraft for PC both for Minecraft Bedrock Edition available on Windows 10, mobile devices and consoles, with small differences that I will point out to you in the next few lines.
How to make charcoal in Minecraft
Per make charcoal in Minecraft, first, you need to get some trunks. Then find a forest or some tree to knock down (preferably with an ax) and collect the logs you need. Keep in mind that each log equals one unit of charcoal, so be sure to collect the necessary number of logs for your needs.
When you’ve collected enough logs, it’s time to bake them into one fornace. Then right-click on it to open the interface (or, if you are using Minecraft on a smartphone or tablet, press on the fornace). Now, you need to place the logs in the upper pane of the furnace and then a fuel in the upper pane.
In the absence of coal as fuel, you can use wood and almost all the objects deriving from it; most of these will bake one and a half materials for each unit. The most advantageous object, however, is certainly the bucket of lava, which can bake up to one hundred materials per unit.
At this point, you just have to wait until all your logs have been cooked and transformed into charcoal. When the process is done, just click on it and drag it to your inventory. That’s all! Simple, right?
Alternatively, if you are using the Education version of Minecraft (or if you are playing in a Minecraft world in the Bedrock version with Education mode activated), it is possible to create charcoal with another method.
First, therefore, you need a Compound creator, which you need to create the charcoal. At the moment, obtaining this item is only possible via the creative mode, or by using a command.
To obtain the Composer Creator through the creative mode, you have to activate it with a command. Note, however, that the commands can only be used in worlds created with the option Commands (The Tricks, if you are using Minecraft on a smartphone or tablet) turn on.
That said, to set up creative mode, you need to open the game chat by pressing T on your keyboard (or onspeech bubble icon if you are playing Minecraft from a smartphone or tablet), type the following command and then confirm: /gamemode 1.
At this point, you just have to open theInventory pressing E on your keyboard, or by pressing onthree dots icon if you are using a smartphone or tablet and look for the Compound creator.
To be even faster, you could directly use a command to get the compound creator. The code to enter in the chat is the following: /give @s chemistry_table.
Now that you have the Compound Creator, place it on the ground and open it by right clicking on it, or by pressing on it if you are using Minecraft from a smartphone or tablet. To make a unit of charcoal, you need to place seven units of Carbon, four of Hydrogen e one of Oxygen within the nine squares. By doing so, the charcoal will appear in the bottom box, which you can add to your inventory by simply dragging it into it.
How to get charcoal in Minecraft with codes
If you want get charcoal with codes, the process is quite simple. First of all, though, make sure the world you want to use the code in has the option Commands (The Tricks on smartphones and tablets) activated, otherwise the commands cannot be used.
Both in the version Java than in those Bedrock ed Education, you have to open the chat by pressing T (or onchat icon if you are using Minecraft on smartphone or tablet), type the following command and then confirm: /give @s charcoal. By doing so, the charcoal will appear directly in your inventory.
How to use charcoal in Minecraft
As mentioned previously, charcoal has almost the same uses as coal, so it can be used almost entirely as a substitute for the latter.
For example, you can use charcoal like fuel to bake materials. To do this, simply open one fornace and place the charcoal in the lower pane, just like you would any other fuel. If you want, you could also use it to create more charcoal, as I explained to you in the previous chapters.
Charcoal can also be used in all crafting recipes in which coal can be used (except for the Coal Block, as mentioned above).
You could, for example, create a Camp fire, placing three units of Logs (any type), three units of Sticks e a unit of Charcoal in the workbench.
Alternatively, you can use it to make some too Loads of fire, useful for creating Fireworks. To create three units, you need to place a unit of Gunpowder, a unit of Blaze Dust e a unit of Charcoal inside the workbench.
Finally, you can use charcoal to make some Twist. To make four units of simple flashlights, you need to place a unit of Stick e a unit of Charcoal in the workbench.
To create the Torches of soulsinstead, you need to use the same recipe as for Simple Flashlights, but you need to add a unit of Sand of souls, or a unit of Land of souls.
Another interesting function of charcoal, similar to that of coal, is to act as a fuel for the Mine trolleys with furnace. In fact, once they are fed with one of the two fuels mentioned above, they will have an autonomy of four minutes for each unit, during which they can go on the tracks even without any push.
To create a Mine cart with furnace, you just need to place a Cart unit e a unit of Furnace in the workbench.
At this point, you can place the Cart on top of a track of Tracks. To get it started, you have to do right click (or press on it, if you are playing Minecraft on smartphone or tablet) holding the charcoal. By doing so, you will see that the cart will start automatically and will not stop until it encounters obstacles, or when all the charcoal units are consumed.
Another use for charcoal, intended solely for Education version of Minecraft (or to a Minecraft world in the Bedrock version with the Education mode activated), is the creation of Thermal blocks, which utility is limited to melting the snow or ice in the vicinity of the block in question.
To create it, you need a Laboratory table. Again, you can only get this block in creative mode.
To get it through the creative mode, then, open the chat by pressing T on your keyboard, or by pressing thechat icon in case you are playing Minecraft from smartphone or tablet. At this point, type the following command and then confirm: /gamemode 1.
Finally, open your inventory and look for the Laboratory Table and place it on the ground. At this point, to create a Thermal Block unit, you need to place a unit of Iron, one unit of Water, a unit of Charcoal e a unit of Salt inside the laboratory table.
Nothing else: by following my instructions, you will be able to create a Thermal Block. It’s up to you to choose what to do with it! In case of further information, I refer you to the page of my site dedicated to Minecraft, where you will find many other tutorials on the Mojang game.