Dried Kelp Block
|Catches fire from lava||
|Block||Dried Kelp Block|
|Breaking time[note 1]|
- Times are for unenchanted tools as wielded by players with no status effects, measured in seconds. For more information, see Breaking § Speed.
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.
|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.
|Sound||Subtitle||Source||Description||Namespaced ID||Translation key||Volume||Pitch||Attenuation|
|Block broken||Blocks||Breaking the block||subtitles.block.generic.break||1.0||0.8||16|
|None[sound 1]||Blocks||Falling on the block with fall damage||None[sound 1]||0.5||0.75||16|
|Block breaking||Blocks||Mining the block||subtitles.block.generic.hit||0.25||0.5||16|
|Block placed||Blocks||Placing the block||subtitles.block.generic.place||1.0||0.8||16|
|Footsteps||Blocks||Walking on the block||subtitles.block.generic.footsteps||0.15||1.0||16|
|?||Breaking the block||0.5||0.8|
|?||Falling on the block with fall damage||?||?|
|?||Mining the block||0.6||0.5|
|?||Jumping from the block||?||?|
|?||Falling on the block without fall damage||?||?|
|?||Walking on the block||?||?|
|?||Placing the block||1||0.8|
|Name||Namespaced ID||Translation key|
|Dried Kelp Block|
|Name||Namespaced ID||Numeric ID||Translation key|
|Dried Kelp Block|
|Icon||Achievement||In-game description||Actual requirements (if different)||Gamerscore earned||Trophy type (PS)|
|Alternative Fuel||Power a furnace with a kelp block||—||20G||Bronze|
|1.13||18w07a||Added dried kelp blocks.|
|18w07b||Dried kelp blocks are now flammable.|
|18w08b||Dried kelp blocks can now be crafted.|
|1.14||19w03a||Placing dried kelp blocks in the new composter has a 20% chance of increasing the compost level by 1.|
|19w05a||Dried kelp blocks now have a 50% chance of increasing the compost level in a composter by 1.|
|1.16||20w11a||Dried kelp blocks can now be broken faster using hoes.|
|1.4.0||beta 22.214.171.124||Added dried kelp blocks.|
|beta 126.96.36.199||The texture of dried kelp blocks has now been changed.|
|1.11.0||beta 188.8.131.52||Dried kelp blocks can now be used to fill up composters.|
|beta 184.108.40.206||Dried kelp blocks can now be sold to butcher villagers.|
|1.16.0||beta 220.127.116.11||Dried 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 38||Added dried kelp blocks.|