Smoking Corn on the Cob Advice

Discussion in 'Veggies' started by bottomline, Jun 30, 2010.

  1. bottomline

    bottomline Smoke Blower

    I am smoking some ribs and a brisket over the 4th weekend. Any tips on smoking corn on the cob would be helpful. In the husk, out of the husk, butter or not. Any tips would be helpful.

  2. mrsb

    mrsb Smoking Fanatic

    When I'm lazy I just throw them in husks on and let them go about 2 hours.  Thats when I'm smoking something about 225-240.  When you open them up the silk comes right off

    When I'm not so lazy I pull the husks back, remove silk, use the butter on bread trick and add a touch of salt and pepper.  Pull husks back up and secure with a twist tie. 
  3. bottomline

    bottomline Smoke Blower

    Thanks MrsB. Is there any need to soak them first?
  4. jirodriguez

    jirodriguez Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    I pull back the husks, remove silk, baste with zesty italian dressing, pull husks back up, and cook. The italian dressing is such a nice flavor your don't need anything else on them!
  5. matts

    matts Smoking Fanatic

    Soak the corn husk and all and throw them on.  The husk will keep the corn from shrinkin up.  Different cook times will give you different results.  Basically how ever you like the corn.  I have been going 3.5 hours and the kernels still pop.  After they are done, peel the husks back and the silks slides right off. 
  6. jdt

    jdt Smoking Fanatic SMF Premier Member

  7. bottomline

    bottomline Smoke Blower

    Thanks alot. You have all been a great help. I think I can do it.
  8. smokeguy

    smokeguy Smoking Fanatic OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    This isn't smoking, but I just started trying it after someone told me to and it seems to work.  Throw in 1 or 2 ears in the microwave with the husks still on and nuke 1 for 3.5-4 minutes and 2 for 6 minutes.  Everything just peels right off silk and all and comes out quick and good.  If the husks are a bit dry, I put them in a tupperware thingy with about 1/4 inch of water in the bottom and then roll them once.

    I wonder if I did this for maybe 4 minutes for 2 ears  and then into the smoker if it would smoke in an hour for those quicker smokes?
  9. matts

    matts Smoking Fanatic

    Just know that whole husk corn in the smoker is just cooking.  The husk seal the corn up very well and don't allow the smoke to get to the corn.  I tried for weeks to get good smoked corn and it always just came out to be normal cooked corn.  Unless you do the method JIRodriguez and JDT have mentioned.
  10. mballi3011

    mballi3011 Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member


    Now I have been grilling my corn for awhile now. But you folks have given me many new ways to smoke it now. I will smoke some real soon and let you guys know how it came out.
  11. realtorterry

    realtorterry Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    I do husk mine, soak for an hour or two. Wrap in foil with butter, S & P for about two hours. When done I smother them in a garlic/basil butter & just wonder why I don't do corn more often!!
  12. How do you get a smoky taste into the corn with the husks on? I do like the Italian dressing idea though, that sounds really good.
  13. ballagh

    ballagh Smoking Fanatic

    For the smoker:

    I pull the husks back and rub with salt and pepper and butter, then pull the husks back up and tie the end off.  2 hours in the smoker and they are to die for.  Yes you do get the smoke flavor inside the husk.

    For the Grill:

    Rub with EVOO salt and pepper, place on grill for about 8 minutes and you are good to go.  Then I sprinkle with parmesean cheese.  AMAZING

    Stove top:

    Boil in water for 8-10 minutes and good to go.

    For the Microwave:

    Place in plastic bag with butter and ice.  Nuke on high for 5 minutes.

    Yes I am from Iowa and I eat a hellavua lot of corn and pork and know many ways of cooking each :)
  14. Hey ballagh. I am anticipating eating some Hawkeye in 2011 any tips for smoking that? j/k [​IMG]
  15. ballagh

    ballagh Smoking Fanatic

    DUFF DUFF DUFF.......Havent you guys had a hard enough time playing our "B" team Iowa State the past few years?  The big red machine has been a little deflated since big tom left :)  Should make for some good games the next few years.  The first few minutes of the first quarter anyway :)

    Good Luck this year.

    Your going to need it [​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG]
  16. Try this , it is Killa

    Bacon / Corn on the cob

    Get some nice fresh Corn on the cob, Peel back the husks, clean out silk and wash. Soak the corn in a cooler with ice and water for a couple hours. Pull the corn out and wrap 2 strips of raw bacon around each cob, pull the husk back up and set on the grill. Turn it every so often. And when you hear the bacon almost stop frying it will be done. You can also completely clean the corn wrap on the bacon and wrap them in tin foil and put on the grill and get the same effect. Open the corn add lots of butter and salt, then eat corn, bacon and all. This stuff cannot be beat. It is the best I have ever eaten and made. But it is habit forming. Enjoy.
    celticgladiator and meateater like this.
  17. bacon makes everything just a little better!!!!
  18. Bacon is it's own food group Celtic. [​IMG]
  19. yes, and that group is know as "delicious" on the FDA food pyramid
  20. cowgirl

    cowgirl Smoking Guru OTBS Member

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