Charcoal is the byproduct of wood when used for smelting in a campfire or furnace. It is used in conjunction with sulfur to craft gunpowder, a key ingredient for ammunition and explosives. Though it may be tempting to throw charcoal away, large quantities will be required in later stages of the game. Keep it if you can.

  1. Gathered from
  2. Unload
  3. Recycled from
  4. Smelting
  5. Ingredient for
  6. Mixing
  7. Tips
Object Salvaged Icepick Pickaxe Jackhammer Stone Pickaxe Salvaged Hammer Rock Bone Club
Patrol Helicopter 800 800 800 623 600 398 391
Bradley APC 880 880 880 685 660 436 428
Scrap Transport Helicopter 3,732 3,723 3,732 2,892 2,799 1,848 1,816
Train Wagon Amount
Unloadable Train Wagon 1,000–4,000
Item Category Amount Chance
Snowman Snowman Items 25 100 %
Gun Powder Gun Powder Resources 2 100 %
Furnace Process Time
Barbeque Barbeque Wood>Charcoal75% 10 sec
Camp Fire Camp Fire Wood>Charcoal75% 10 sec
Stone Fireplace Stone Fireplace Wood>Charcoal75% 10 sec
Large Furnace Large Furnace Wood>Charcoal75% 2 sec
Furnace Furnace Wood>Charcoal75% 2 sec
Small Oil Refinery Small Oil Refinery Wood>Charcoal75% 1.50 sec
Cursed Cauldron Cursed Cauldron Wood>Charcoal75% 10 sec
Skull Fire Pit Skull Fire Pit Wood>Charcoal75% 10 sec
Hobo Barrel Hobo Barrel Wood>Charcoal75% 10 sec
Barbeque Barbeque Cooked FishWoodfuel×0.75>Charcoal 7.50 sec
Barbeque Barbeque Burnt PorkWoodfuel×1.5>Charcoal 15 sec
Camp Fire Camp Fire Cooked FishWoodfuel×3>Charcoal 30 sec
Camp Fire Camp Fire Burnt PorkWoodfuel×6>Charcoal 60 sec
Stone Fireplace Stone Fireplace Cooked FishWoodfuel×3>Charcoal 30 sec
Stone Fireplace Stone Fireplace Burnt PorkWoodfuel×6>Charcoal 60 sec
Cursed Cauldron Cursed Cauldron Cooked FishWoodfuel×3>Charcoal 30 sec
Cursed Cauldron Cursed Cauldron Burnt PorkWoodfuel×6>Charcoal 60 sec
Skull Fire Pit Skull Fire Pit Cooked FishWoodfuel×3>Charcoal 30 sec
Skull Fire Pit Skull Fire Pit Burnt PorkWoodfuel×6>Charcoal 60 sec
Hobo Barrel Hobo Barrel Cooked FishWoodfuel×3>Charcoal 30 sec
Hobo Barrel Hobo Barrel Burnt PorkWoodfuel×6>Charcoal 60 sec
Product Recipe Ingredients Total Time BP Required Workbench
Explosives Explosives Gun Powder×50Low Grade Fuel×3Sulfur×10Metal Fragments×10 Sulfur×110Charcoal×100Cloth×0.75Animal Fat×2.25Metal Fragments×10 4 sec Yes Mixing Table
Gun Powder×10 Gun Powder Sulfur×10Charcoal×10Sulfur×10Charcoal×10 Sulfur×20Charcoal×20 1 sec - Mixing Table
5.56 Rifle Ammo×3 5.56 Rifle Ammo Gun Powder×5Metal Fragments×10 Sulfur×30Charcoal×30Metal Fragments×10 1 sec Yes Mixing Table
Pistol Bullet×4 Pistol Bullet Metal Fragments×10Gun Powder×5 Metal Fragments×10Sulfur×40Charcoal×40 1 sec Yes Mixing Table

Grand_Master_Farmer 153 pts. 3 years ago

The small oil refinery produces charcoal the fastest burning 1k wood in 25 minutes versus 33 minutes 20 seconds in furnaces or over 2 hours in the grill, campfire or fireplace.

Meyer 11 pts. 2 years ago

making gp in a mixing table takes less charcoal

Sossololpipi[contributor] 137 pts. year ago

large quantities are needed, but large quantities will be made regardless of whether you want them or not.
you'll have tons of it, but don't throw it away - it'll come in handy later.

Ferret With A Cat Hat 14 pts. 4 months ago

If you are using electric furnaces, you'll be receiving far less charcoal then you usually would be. Consider constructing a wood burner.
Identifier -1938052175
Stack Size ×1,000
Despawn time 5 min