Drying is a process introduced by the Drying idea pack and is an alternative to smelting. It done by placing the block you wish to dry in a Desert, Savanna or Mesa biome. Items can be placed in Item Frames. After 2 Minecraft days, the item that you placed out will be smelted into whatever it was smelted into. If it is smelted into an item, the item will either replace the one in the item frame or end up floating on the ground.


  • Netherrack, Wood, Wither Ore and Cobblestone cannot be smelted in this manner. They require the higher temperatures of a Furnace.