How to make Charcoal in Minecraft?

Here is how to make Charcoal in Minecraft.

In short, to make charcoal in Minecraft, you will need to build a furnace and then throw any kind of woodblock inside of it. Wait a few seconds, and you will get charcoal as a result.

This charcoal can then be used to power your furnace with the same burn rate as coal, so charcoal is ultimately an accessible alternative power source to coal that you can obtain by just chopping down trees. 

If you don't have a furnace, you make one with eight cobblestone blocks placed in every slot but the middle space inside a crafting table.

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Moving on, charcoal is also needed in several crafting recipes such as campfires, soul torches, and fire charges. The resource can also be used as an alternative means to make torches. 

That being said, if you want to use charcoal in one of these items above, you can do so with the following recipes listed below. 

How to make a Campfire using charcoal in Minecraft

To make a campfire in Minecraft using charcoal, you will need to get the following materials and place them in a crafting table, as shown below.

  • Three normal wood blocks ( not planks) 
  • Three sticks
  • One charcoal 

How to make a Fire charge using charcoal in Minecraft

To make a fire charge in Minecraft using charcoal, you will need to get the following materials and place them in a crafting table, as shown below.

  • One blazepowder
  • One charcoal
  • One gunpowder

How to make a Soul Torch using Charcoal In Minecraft

To make a soul torch using charcoal, you will need to gather the following materials and place them inside a crafting table, as shown below.

  • One soul sand
  • One stick
  • One charcoal

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