Everyone knows about grilling corn. However, most people don’t know about smoking corn.
Smoking corn adds the perfect twist to this buttery sweet side dish. But you have to know how long to smoke corn on the cob at 250°F.
Smoke corn on the cob at 250°F for 1 hour.
- Is Corn Good On A Smoker
- How Do You Know If Corn On The Cob Is Good
- Do You Boil Corn Before Smoking
- Why Do You Soak Corn On The Cob Before Smoking
- What’s The Best Wood For Smoking Corn On The Cob
- How Long To Smoke Corn On The Cob At 250
- How Long To Smoke Corn On The Cob At 275
- How Long To Smoke Corn On The Cob At 300
- How To Smoke Corn Without The Husk
- Final Thoughts
Is Corn Good On A Smoker
Boiling is the most popular cooking method for corn on the cob. However, smoking corn is the better cooking method.
Smoking the corn on the cob adds a touch of smoke which enhances its natural sweetness. Plus, it’s easy to smoke the corn on the cob.
How Do You Know If Corn On The Cob Is Good
Good corn on the cob has a bright green husk. The husk should be tightly wrapped around the corn. If the husk is yellow or feels loose and dry, do not buy it.
Additionally, if the corn has small brown holes near the top of the husk, do not buy them. This is an indication that worms may have been infected with worms.
The corn should feel firm but not soft. If the corn does not have the husk, there should be no missing kernels or soft parts.
Do not peel the husk to check to see if there are missing kernels or discoloration if you do not plan to smoke the corn immediately. It will cause the corn on the cob to spoil faster.
You can check for discoloration or missing kernels if you are going to smoke the corn that same day.
Lastly, look for ears of corn that are roughly the same size. These ears of corn will finish cooking around the same time.
If the ears of corn are not the same size, some ears will cook faster or slower than others.
Do You Boil Corn Before Smoking
You may be worried that the corn will not cook completely if you smoke it.
However, there is no need to boil corn before smoking it. The corn will overcook if you boil it, then smoke it.
Therefore, it’s best to smoke raw corn. The smoker will generate enough heat to cook the corn on the cob thoroughly.
Why Do You Soak Corn On The Cob Before Smoking
In short, soaking corn adds moisture. The husks absorb moisture which steams the corn on the cob as it smokes. The result is tender, juicy corn on the cob.
What’s The Best Wood For Smoking Corn On The Cob
You must think about what wood you are going to smoke the corn with before you smoke the corn.
Some woods are perfect for smoking corn, while others are horrible for smoking corn on the cob.
Stay away from concentrated woods like mesquite, oak, and hickory. These woods are too strong and will overwhelm the natural flavor of the corn.
It’s best to stick with milder woods when smoking corn. Peach, cherry, apple, and pecan are great options for smoking corn.
You can even use a blend of these two or more woods to give the corn more flavor.
How Long To Smoke Corn On The Cob At 250
How long to smoke corn depends on how much corn you are smoking. Generally, it will take about 1 hour to smoke corn at 250°F.
You can leave corn on the cob on the smoker for a little longer so it can absorb a smokier flavor. However, do not cook the corn longer than 2 hours.
After 2 hours, the kernels will shrivel, and the corn will lose a significant amount of moisture.
How Long To Smoke Corn On The Cob At 275
It takes about 45 minutes to cook corn at 275°F. Although it’s still a relatively low temperature, check the corn after 30 minutes to ensure the corn does not overcook.
Additionally, do not cook the corn for longer than 90 minutes. Although you can technically smoke corn on the cob for up to two hours, the corn may dry out faster since you are cooking it at a higher temperature.
How Long To Smoke Corn On The Cob At 300
At 300°F, it takes 30-40 minutes to smoke corn on the cob. Again, you can smoke the corn on the cob for up to 2 hours.
However, I don’t suggest smoking corn at 300°F for longer than an hour. If you do, the corn may dry out.
How To Smoke Corn Without The Husk
Smoking corn on the cob without the husk is not the same as smoking it with the husk. It will take a little longer to smoke the ears of corn.
Set up your smoker and let it preheat to 250°F. Remember to choose a milder wood to smoke the corn. Concentrated woods will overpower the flavor of the corn.
Brush the corn on the cob with butter and sprinkle the ears with salt and pepper if desired.
Place the corn directly onto the cooking grates. Cook the corn on the cob for 1 hour, brushing them with butter every 15-20 minutes.
Brushing the corn with butter often will prevent them from drying out.
Alternatively, you can also brush the corn on the cob with butter and sprinkle them with salt and black pepper, then wrap them with foil paper.
Place the corn on the smoker. Cook the corn on the cob for 45-60 minutes until the kernels are tender.
The only drawback of smoking corn on the cob in foil is that it will not absorb as much smoky flavor as if it were smoked without the foil.
Smoking corn on the cob is one of the best things you will ever eat. Although it’s a lesser-known cooking method for corn on the cob, it’s the perfect way to add flavor.
The corn will be buttery and sweet with a mild smoky flavor that makes the corn irresistible. However, you will only have irresistible corn if you smoke it for 1 hour at 250°F.
I have been smoking and grilling meat from an early age and enjoy sharing my knowledge and expertise through the hundreds of articles I have written about BBQ. I hope to make everyone’s BBQ journey that little bit easier.