Sweet Summer Corn Tips

Sweet Summer Corn Tips

When grilling corn I like to pull the husk back about 3/4 of the way and pull the silk.  Easy tip for pulling the silk is use a rubber band on the corn.  The friction pulls the small pieces of silk off and cleans it all off perfectly. I also like to soak my corn for 2-3 hours in ice cold water with a couple tablespoons of sugar. This adds some moisture back into the corn which gives you top notch results.   I then grill the corn with the husk on over indirect medium heat for 35-40 minutes.

What are your thoughts? (3)

08.26.15

Allan B

I like to clean the corn of silk and husk. I sprinkle lemon pepper all over and wrap in tin foil. Cook indirect for 30 minutes. The lemon pepper is awesome. Try it.

08.25.15

Kevin Kolman

Allan,
Thanks for the tip and this will be on the docket for next weekend!! Thanks for the help and if you need anything else you can find us here or on Facebook and Twitter at Kevin Kolman’s Backyard and always Happy Grilling!!

08.26.15

Robert T

Kevin,

I soak the corn as you suggest, then clean the silk off (thanks for the rubber band idea!) I pull the husk all the way back carefully and pat the corn dry with paper towels. Then I butter the corn and season to taste, pull the husks back and grill. Perfection!!

08.25.15

Kevin Kolman

Robert,
This is another thing I need to try next weekend!! Thanks for the ideas and I will definitely put them to good use. If I can ever help you out please let us know here or on Facebook and Twitter at Kevin Kolman’s Backyard and always Happy Grilling!!

06.28.15

Paul S

I also love to grill Corn on The Cob. My technique is a bit different (and maybe a little less work?).

Don't bother with peeling back the husk to remove the silk. Just simply remove any visible silk and any of the "dangly leaves" at the top of the ear. You can soak the corn in water or go directly to the grill without soaking. Cook over medium direct heat turning the ears every 10 - 12 minutes until each ear is a bit charred on the outside.

Now, remove the corn from the grill and hold the corn on the stalk end. Peel back the husk and most of the silk comes with it. Any little bit of silk that is still there is easily removed. Salt and butter is all you need at this point to enjoy a deliciously grilled ear of corn.

06.28.15

Kevin Kolman

Paul,
Thanks for the helpful tips here! I am sure others will be pleased as well. Next time I have corn I will try you method and let you know how it comes out. Lucky for us we the more methods we find the more we get to grill!! Thanks again for sharing and always Happy Grilling!!

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