Dried Kelp Block

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"Kelp Block" redirects here. For the non-solid plant, see Kelp.
Dried Kelp Block
Dried Kelp Block JE1 BE2.png



Yes (64)


Blast resistance









Yes (30)

Catches fire from lava


Dried kelp blocks are blocks primarily used as fuel in furnaces.



Dried kelp blocks can be mined using any tool or by hand, but a hoe is the fastest way to break it.

Block Dried Kelp Block
Hardness 0.5
Breaking time[note 1]
Default 0.75
Wooden 0.4
Stone 0.25
Iron 0.25
Diamond 0.25
Netherite 0.25
Golden 0.25
  1. Times are for unenchanted tools as wielded by players with no status effects, measured in seconds. For more information, see Breaking § Speed.


Ingredients Crafting recipe
Dried Kelp


Dried kelp blocks can be used to store dried kelp in a compact fashion.

Unlike hay bales, dried kelp blocks cannot be placed in every orientation, despite both being bundled dried plant matter and using the same type of model.


Dried kelp blocks can be used as fuel in furnaces, blast furnaces, and smokers. Its burning time is 200 seconds (4000 ticks), and it is able to smelt 20 items. This is 2.5 times greater than the burn duration of coal and charcoal, and 0.25 times the burn duration of a block of coal. It is the fuel with the highest number of operations per fuel below 64 items. As the highest number of items that can be smelted without any refills or hoppers and without loss of fuel is 60 items (3 dried kelp blocks), this makes the dried kelp block very useful for unsupervised, non-automated smelting.

Crafting a dried kelp block first requires smelting 9 pieces of kelp, so its net fuel value is only 11 items. However, using a different fuel source to smelt pieces of kelp that are then crafted into dried kelp blocks, the number of operations per fuel is effectively increased. If a lava bucket were used to smelt 100 pieces of kelp that were then crafted into 11 dried kelp blocks, which can then smelt a total of 220 items, the lava bucket's initial number of operations per fuel would be more than doubled from 100 to 220.

Crafting ingredient[edit]

Name Ingredients Crafting recipe
Dried Kelp Dried Kelp Block


Dried kelp blocks have a 50% chance of increasing the compost level in a composter by 1. Composting a dried kelp block instead of 9 dried kelps is less efficient. For example, 100 dried kelp blocks would yield 7.14 bone meal on average. Crafting them into 900 dried kelp before composting would instead yield 38.57 bone meals on average.


Expert-level butcher villagers buy 10 dried kelp blocks for an emerald.


Java Edition:

SoundSubtitleSourceDescriptionNamespaced IDTranslation keyVolumePitchAttenuation
Block brokenBlocksBreaking the blockblock.grass.breaksubtitles.block.generic.break1.00.816
None[sound 1]BlocksFalling on the block with fall damageblock.grass.fallNone[sound 1]0.50.7516
Block breakingBlocksMining the blockblock.grass.hitsubtitles.block.generic.hit0.250.516
Block placedBlocksPlacing the blockblock.grass.placesubtitles.block.generic.place1.00.816
FootstepsBlocksWalking on the blockblock.grass.stepsubtitles.block.generic.footsteps0.151.016
  1. a b MC-177082

Bedrock Edition: [needs in-game testing]

SoundDescriptionNamespaced IDVolumePitch
?Breaking the blockdig.grass0.50.8
?Falling on the block with fall damagefall.grass??
?Mining the blockhit.grass0.60.5
?Jumping from the blockjump.grass??
?Falling on the block without fall damageland.grass??
?Walking on the blockstep.grass??
?Placing the blockdig.grass10.8

Data values[edit]


Java Edition:

NameNamespaced IDTranslation key
Dried Kelp Blockdried_kelp_block block.minecraft.dried_kelp_block

Bedrock Edition:

NameNamespaced IDNumeric ID Translation key
Dried Kelp Blockdried_kelp_block 394tile.dried_kelp_block.name


Icon Achievement In-game description Actual requirements (if different) Gamerscore earned Trophy type (PS)
Alternative FuelPower a furnace with a kelp block20GBronze


Java Edition
1.1318w07aDried Kelp Block JE1 BE2.png Added dried kelp blocks.
18w07bDried kelp blocks are now flammable.
18w08bDried kelp blocks can now be crafted.
1.1419w03aPlacing dried kelp blocks in the new composter has a 20% chance of increasing the compost level by 1.
19w05aDried kelp blocks now have a 50% chance of increasing the compost level in a composter by 1.
1.1620w11aDried kelp blocks can now be broken faster using hoes.
Bedrock Edition
1.4.0beta Kelp Block BE1.png Added dried kelp blocks.
beta Kelp Block JE1 BE2.png The texture of dried kelp blocks has now been changed.
1.11.0beta kelp blocks can now be used to fill up composters.
beta kelp blocks can now be sold to butcher villagers.
1.16.0beta kelp blocks can now be broken faster using hoes.
Trading changed, expert butcher villager now buy 10 dried kelp block for an emerald.
Legacy Console Edition
TU69 1.76 Patch 38Dried Kelp Block JE1 BE2.png Added dried kelp blocks.


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