Do you know dried kelp not only makes a great food source in Minecraft but is also good for fuel and building? So what do you do with dried kelp in Minecraft?

Consuming dried kelp will restore half a chunk of hunger and add a little hunger saturation. It lets you go longer without needing to eat food again. In case you want to eat other foods, you can compost the kelp. To prove its usefulness, here's an essential guide on Dried Kelp Minecraft you will surely need.

Kelp Minecraft
A guide on Dried Kelp Minecraft.

Dried Kelp Minecraft recipe

To create Dried Kelp, players will need as many kelps as possible. You can find kelps in every ocean biome except Frozen, Deep Frozen, and Warm water biomes. Just punch it with your bare fist or use any item for instant harvestation.

To make Dried Kelp, you just need to, literally, stick the kelp in a furnace or smoker to dry it out. There are two main ways for Dried Kelp recipe:

Option 1: How to craft Dried Kelp with a Furnace/ Smoker in Survival mode

In Survival Mode, you can craft dried kelp using a furnace or a smoker.

1. Open the Furnace Menu

Begin by opening your furnace to bring up the Furnace menu.

2. Add Fuel to the Furnace

Add fuel to the bottom fuel slot of the furnace, like coal, wood, or lava bucket. etc.

3. Add Kelp to Cook

  • Place the kelp in the top slot of the furnace. You'll see flames indicating that the kelp is being cooked.
  • Once the kelp is cooked, dried kelp will appear in the result box on the right.

4. Move the Dried Kelp to Inventory

Once you have had dried kelp from your furnace, move it to your inventory and the work is done.

How To Make Dried Kelp
What is dried kelp used for in Minecraft? You can use it as food or a material to craft Dried Kelp blocks.

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Option 2: How to make Dried Kelp with a Crafting Table in Survival mode

1. Open the Crafting Menu

Begin by opening your crafting table. You will see a 3x3 crafting grid.

For this method, instead of fresh Kelp, you need a Dried Kelp Block.

2. Add Items to make Dried Kelp

  • In the crafting menu, you'll see a 3x3 crafting grid. To make Dried Kelp Minecraft, place 1 dried kelp block in the grid.
  • The dried kelp block must be placed in the first box of the first row. This is the required pattern for crafting dried kelp.
  • Once you've arranged the crafting area correctly, 9 dried kelp will appear in the box to the right.

3. Move the Dried Kelp to Inventory

Once you have had dried kelp from your furnace, move it to your inventory and the work is done.

Fun facts about dried kelp Minecraft

1. Can kelp be used as fuel in Minecraft? Is dried kelp better than coal in Minecraft?

Dried kelp blocks are also a fuel source like coal and lava. However, its burning time is 200 seconds (4000 ticks), and it can smelt 20 items.

It lasts 2.5 times longer than coal and charcoal, and 0.25 times as long as a block of coal. Therefore, coal still takes the lead when it comes to the best fuel source in Minecraft.

2. How to make Dried Kelp block?

You need 9 Dried Kelps to create a Dried Kelp block in Minecraft.

Dried Kelp Block
Does dried kelp give you XP?

To make a dried kelp block, place 9 dried kelp in the 3x3 crafting grid. It is important that the dried kelp be placed in the exact pattern.

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