How To Smoke Corn On The Cob

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How to Smoke Corn on the Cob

Discovering how to smoke corn on the cob is surprisingly easy, and it tastes absolutely delicious. Once you try this smoked corn on the cob recipe, there will be no going back! Warning, it makes some of the best smoked corn on the cob you have ever tasted, and it’s super easy, you won’t want to make it a different way ever again.

Smoked Corn On The Cob from the side

Smoked Corn on the Cob

Smoked corn on the cob is super easy and tastes fabulous. Or a couple of different ways you can prepare corn on the cob and have an easy and turn out tasting amazing. 

We are going to cover both ways, as well as different seasonings that you can use to spice things up a little bit. Be sure to check out the details below to see how you can make fabulous smoked corn on the cob! 

Why it’s the Best Traeger Smoked Corn on the Cob

We think that this smoked corn on the cob recipe is the best because it allows you to make corn on the cob that fabulous and requires next to no effort to make! The best of both worlds! 

Learning how to make smoked corn on the cob with this easy recipe also makes a great side dish for your smoked meals because you can simply throw on some corn and have a simple yet delicious side dish. 

Can you Smoke Corn on the Cob?

Absolutely! You can smoke corn on the cob quite easily and it tastes great! Plus, the process is very simple for your corn to turn out delicious. 

What is Smoked Corn on the Cob

Smoked corn on the cob is just as it sounds. Corn on the cob that is cooked on your smoker until it reaches perfection. There are a few different ways you can prepare your corn on the cob so that it turns out just the way you want it. Check out the details below! 

Smoked Corn

Equipment Needed:

Smoker

Grilling tongs

Aluminum foil if your corn is husked

Ingredients and Substitutions

Corn on the cob

Butter

Seasoning salt

Smoked Corn On The Cob at an angle

How to make smoke corn on the cob

There are two main ways you can smoke corn on the cob. One is for corn on the cob that has the husk on it still, and the other way is corn on the cob without husks. We will also go over some variations for this recipe below.  

Smoked Corn on the Cob with Husks

To make delicious smoked corn on the cob with husks, you can simply take your ears of corn, make sure that they are still green, and add them to your smoker at 250°F. Place them directly on your lower grates. 

Allow your corn to smoke for approximately 30 minutes then turn it over. Continue smoking for approximately another 20 to 30 minutes. Pull back the husk and check to see if your corn is done. Remove your corn from the smoker. 

Remove the corn husks from your cob, brush with butter, and sprinkle with seasoning salt. Serve well warm and enjoy! 

Smoked Corn on the Cob without Husks

Smoking corn on the cob without its husk is a little different. While you can place your ears of corn directly on the grates and cook them for approximately 35 to 45 minutes turning once, you would want to continue brushing them with butter every 15 to 20 minutes so that your ears of corn do not dry out. 

We have also found that it works really well to wrap your ears of corn without the husk in aluminum foil. Make sure to brush your ears of corn with butter, and seasoning salt before wrapping in foil. Then seal the foil and place your corn directly on the grates of your grill. Smoke for approximately 45 to 60 minutes or until your ears of corn are tender. 

Our preferred method is to leave the corn husks on and grill the ears of corn directly on the grates. However, any of these methods will help you to make amazing smoked corn on the cob. 

Variations on this Corn Recipe

Tie back the husk to form a handle! If your corn has husk, you can either smoke your corn with the husk in tact, or you can peel them back and tie them at the base to form a handle. If you choose to pull them back, you will want to continually brush your corn with butter approximately every 15 to 20 minutes so that the corn does not dry out. 

Buttery Smoked Corn on the Cob. Buttery smoked corn on the cob is delicious. You can either butter your corn as it is smoking if you remove the husks, or you can butter your corn on the cob after it has finished smoking. The choice is up to you, but butter always makes it a little bit better. 

Corn on the Cob Seasonings. There are many seasonings you can add to corn on the cob as well. Our favorite is just a basic seasoning salt mix, however, you can add a mixture of garlic salt, and even a bit of chili powder if you want to spice things up a little bit. 

Tips for Making Smoked Corn on the Cob

How Long to Smoke Corn on the Cob. The amount of time it takes to smoke your corn on the cob may vary but will typically range between 45 minutes and 1 hour when you smoke at 250°F (121°C). Your corn is done, you can gently peel back the corn husk, and check to make sure your corn kernels are tender. 

Use Mild Wood. When smoking corn on the cob we recommend using mild wood or wood blends. Would such as Apple, cherry, maple, and pecan work really well for delicious smoked corn on the cob. 

Soaking Corn On The Cob. If you’re going on the cob that appears to be dry in general, or you’re worried about it drying out, then we would strongly recommend that you soak your entire cob in water before smoking. This will help your corn to stay moist, and give it a little bit of steam as it smokes. When in doubt, go ahead and soak your corn on the cob before smoking. 

Keep Husks Intact. This is not required, but we would strongly recommend that you keep your corn husks intact while smoking. This helps your corn on the cob to turn out the very best in our opinion. 

Season After Smoking. Because we recommend that you keep your corn husks intact and on your corn when smoking, our preference is to season your corn on the cob after it has completed smoking, and after you remove the corn husks. This is a matter of preference, but we strongly recommend this. 

Smoked Corn On The Cob streight on

What To Serve With Smoked Corn On The Cob

There are many delicious foods you can serve alongside corn on the cob. Because you’ll already have your smoker going, why not give some of these a try! 

Recipe FAQ’s

Why do you soak corn before grilling?

It is always a good idea to soak corn on the cob before grilling because it helps to keep the moisture in, allows your corn on the cob to steam while it is smoking, and helps prevent your corn from drying out. 

Can you smoke corn on the cob?

You sure can! There are several different ways you can smoke corn on the cob, it turns out fabulous and requires very little effort. 

Can you overcook corn on the cob on the grill?

Yes, you can overcook corn on the cob when it is on the grill or smoking. It’s a good idea to keep an eye on it so that you don’t overcook it and it becomes tough and chewy. 

Storage

Room Temperature. Serving smoked corn on the cob it’s a good idea to keep it at room temperature for no more than two hours after that time frame it needs to be refrigerated so that it does not grow unwanted bacteria. 

Refrigerate. Leftover smoked corn on the cob may be refrigerated. To refrigerate, transfer it to an airtight container, or seal it in a plastic bag then refrigerate for 3 to 4 days. 

Freeze. Smoked corn on the cob can also be frozen if desired. To freeze your corn, you will want to cut it off of the cob, then place it into an airtight container, or seal it in a plastic freezer bag. Freeze for no more than three months. 

Smoked Corn On The Cob top down

Easy Smoked Corn on the Cob

Smoked corn on the cob is so easy, and once you taste how delicious it is, you are going to want to make more! Not only is smoked corn on the cob super easy to make, but it is also a crowd favorite, and perfect for any gathering. 

Smoked Corn on the Cob – the only way you’ll ever want to make corn from now on! 

Once you’ve tried smoked corn on the cob, there is no going back. It’s so easy to make and tastes amazing, that you just can’t go wrong with this delicious recipe. 

Make sure you give this smoked corn on the cob recipe a try today, then be sure to comment below, take us on social media, or send us an email to let us know how you liked it! 

This is one of our favorite ways to make smoked corn on the cob, and we hope you like it too!

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