In Minecraft, there used to only be one way to cook or smelt items and that was with a furnace. In early 2019, the developers added the village and pillage update. This added a lot of new items, including the smoker and the blast furnace. The smoker and the blast furnace are very similar, but they have different uses. A regular furnace, for starters, can smelt both food and ores. Smokers can only smelt food, whereas blast furnaces can only smelt ores.
Materials You Need to Craft a Blast Furnace
To make furnace you will need:
- 5 Iron ingots
- 3 Smooth Stone
How to Craft a Blast Furnace?
To craft a blast furnace, follow these steps:
Step-1 Making a blast furnace is actually a lot easier than you think. The first thing you need to do is craft a furnace. To get a furnace, you have to get eight pieces of cobblestone. To mine cobblestone, the first thing you need to do is get a wooden pickaxe. To craft a wooden pickaxe, you need three wooden planks and two sticks. Once you have obtained those materials, you can put them in your crafting table with the following pattern.
Caves are lined with stone so it shouldn’t be difficult at all to get stone. The stone in a cave will be any of the gray blocks that you see below.
Step-2 Once you have eight pieces of cobblestone, all you need to do is put them in a crafting table surrounding the edges. You can follow the recipe below.
If you need any more help with acquiring your furnace, you can check out this article.
Step-3 Now that you have crafted your furnace, you can use it to get the smooth stone. To get smooth stone, all you need to do is smelt cobblestone in a furnace twice. The first time you smelt cobblestone in your furnace, it will turn into stone. When you smelt stone in a furnace, it gives you a smooth stone. Remember, you need three pieces of smooth stone so you will need three more pieces of cobblestone.
Step-4 Now that you have your smooth stone and your furnace, it is time to gather the five iron ingots you need. To do this, you need to craft a stone pickaxe. To craft a stone pickaxe, you can follow the following recipe:
Step-5 Now that you have crafted a stone pickaxe, you need to go into a mine. What you are looking for is five blocks of iron ore. Iron ore can only be mined by a stone pickaxe or any pick above a stone pickaxe. Once you have mined your iron ore, you need to smelt it into an iron ingot. To do this, you need to place it in a furnace.
Step-6 Once you have your five iron ore and your three blocks of smooth stone, you need to mine your furnace. You need the furnace for the crafting recipe. To craft a blast furnace, all you have to do is place your furnace in the center spot of the crafting table. The bottom row will be where you put your three smooth stones and the top column along with the two side squares are going to be where you put your iron ingots. You can follow the recipe below.
Now that you have successfully created your first blast furnace, you should add them to your base. They will smelt ores twice as fast but remember they will consume fuel twice as fast as well. Make sure you stock up on your coal because you’re going to need it.