Smoking Corn On The Cob Without Husks

Smoking corn on the cob without husks is a deliciously easy way to add smoky flavor to your favorite summer side dish. Unlike grilling, smoking doesn’t require you to turn the corn all the time, making it a perfect option if you’re worried about burning your dinner. Best of all, smoking corn can be done with or without husks, so there’s no need to go through the hassle of peeling them off. Keep reading for tips on how to smoke corn on the cob perfectly every time.

Why Loves Smoked Corn The Cob Without Husks?

Smoked corn on the cob without husks
Smoked corn on the cob without husks

Smoked corn on the cob is a classic summertime dish that is delicious and easy to make. It’s the perfect side dish for any cookout or picnic.

There are many reasons why we love smoked corn on the cob:

  • It’s a great way to enjoy fresh corn.
  • It’s a simple dish that doesn’t require a lot of ingredients or prep work.
  • It’s a great way to add some smoky flavor to your corn.
  • It’s a healthy dish that is low in calories and fat. A single ear of smoked corn on the cob only has about 100 calories and 2 grams of fat.
  • It’s a great dish to share with friends and family.
  • The delicate smoke flavor is infused in every kernel of corn.
  • Smoking corn is a simple method, so you can set it and forget it. The pellet smoker does all the work. No turning or flipping is required. Prep time is only about 10 minutes.
  • This is a great dish to make ahead of time. You can even smoke the corn the day before and then reheat it when you’re ready to serve.

If you’ve never tried smoked corn on the cob, we highly recommend giving it a try. It’s sure to be a hit with your family and friends!

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Key Ingredients For Smoking Corn On The Cob Without Husks

Smoked corn on the cob without husks
Smoked corn on the cob without husks

The key ingredients for smoked corn on the cob are fresh corn, husks (optional), and your favorite BBQ rub.

  • Fresh corn is a must for this dish. You can find fresh corn at your local grocery store or farmers’ market.
  • Husks are optional but recommended. Husks help to keep the moisture in and add a nice smoky flavor. If you don’t have any husks, you can smoke the corn without them. It won’t be as moist or smokey, but it will still taste great!
  • Any BBQ rub will work for this recipe. We like to use a sweet and spicy rub, but you can use any type that you like.

Equipment Used For Smoking Corn On The Cob Without Husks

  • You will need a pellet smoker to make this dish. We love using our Traeger Pellet Smoker, but any type of smoker will work.
  • If you don’t have a smoker, you can still make this dish. Just follow the recipe below for smoking the corn on the cob in the oven.
  • Aluminum foil for wrapping up the corn. I like to use heavy-duty aluminum foil, also known as tin foil.
  • Tongs: I recommend a good set of kitchen tongs that are safe up to high heat.

How To Smoke Corn On The Cob Without Husks?

One of our favorite ways to make corn is on the smoker. This smoked corn on the cob is super easy to make. Even if you’ve never cooked corn on the cob before, you will have complete success if you follow these easy-to-follow instructions.

  1. Start by prepping your corn. If you are using husks, soak them in water for 30 minutes. If you are not using husks, skip this step.
  2. Remove the corn from the husks (if using) and brush with olive oil.
  3. Season the corn with your favorite BBQ rub.
  4. Set up your pellet smoker according to the manufacturer’s instructions. Preheat the smoker to 225 degrees Fahrenheit.
  5. Place the corn on the smoker and smoke for 30-45 minutes, or until the corn is tender.
  6. Remove from the smoker and serve immediately. Enjoy!

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Tips And Tricks For The Best Smoked Corn On The Corb Without Husks

Here are a few tips and tricks to help you make the best-smoked corn on the cob:

  • If you are using husks, soak them in water for 30 minutes before using them. This will help to keep the corn moist.
  • Remove the corn from the husks (if using) and brush with olive oil. This will help the rub to stick to the corn.
  • Season the corn with your favorite BBQ rub. We like to use a sweet and spicy rub, but you can use any type that you like.
  • Set up your pellet smoker according to the manufacturer’s instructions. Preheat the smoker to 225 degrees Fahrenheit.
  • Place the corn on the smoker and smoke for 30-45 minutes, or until the corn is tender.
  • Remove from the smoker and serve immediately.
  • If you don’t have a pellet smoker, you can still make this dish. Just follow the recipe below for smoking the corn on the cob in the oven.

Variations For Smoked Corn On The Cob Without Husks

Smoked corn on the cob without husks
Smoked corn on the cob without husks

If you want to change up this recipe, here are a few ideas:

  • Add some butter, salt, and pepper to the corn after it’s been smoked.
  • Brush the corn with your favorite BBQ sauce before serving.
  • Top the corn with crumbled bacon before serving.
  • Add some cilantro to the corn before serving.

There are many various methods to make it if you want something other than butter, salt, and pepper. Some excellent choices include:

  • Chili powder
  • Onion powder
  • Parmesan cheese
  • Seasoning salt
  • Paprika
  • Parsley
  • Cilantro
  • A squeeze of lime juice
  • Garlic butter

Smoking Corn On The Cob Without Husks Storage

This smoked corn on the cob will last in the fridge for up to 4 days. Just store it in an airtight container and it will be good to go.

Conclusion

We hope you enjoyed this recipe for smoked corn on the cob. It’s super easy to make and it’s a great side dish for any BBQ. If you have any questions, please feel free to leave them in the comments below. Happy cooking! Dhtavern share!

FAQ

How do you remove silk from corn on the cob without husks?

The best way to remove silk from corn on the cob is to use a corn stripper. It’s a tool that looks like a comb and it has little teeth that help to remove the silk from the corn. You can find them online or at your local kitchen store.

Does unshucked corn need to be refrigerated?

Unshucked corn does not need to be refrigerated. You can store it in a cool, dark place for up to 2 weeks.

What are the best wood pellets for smoked corn on the cob without husks?

The best wood pellets for smoked corn on the cob are hickory or mesquite. They will give the corn a nice smoky flavor.

How long does it take to smoke corn on the cob without husks?

It takes about 30-45 minutes to smoke corn on the cob. The time will vary depending on how hot your smoker is and how tender you like your corn.

What is the best temperature to smoke corn on the cob without husks?

The best temperature to smoke corn on the cob is 225 degrees Fahrenheit.

How do you know when your corn on the cob without husks is done smoking?

You will know when your corn on the cob is done smoking when it is tender. You can insert a knife into the center of the cob to check for doneness.

What is the difference between smoking corn on the cob without husks and grilling corn on the cob without husks?

Smoking corn on the cob is a slow cooking process that uses indirect heat and wood smoke to cook the corn. Grilling corn on the cob is a quick cooking process that uses direct heat to cook the corn.

Can I cook corn on the cob without the husk?

Yes, you can cook corn on the cob without the husk. Just remove the husks before cooking.

Do I need to soak corn on the cob before smoking it?

No, you don’t need to soak corn on the cob before smoking it. Just remove the husks and brush them with olive oil.

Is it better to grill corn with or without husk?

It’s better to grill corn with the husk on. The husk helps to protect the corn from the direct heat of the grill.

Can I leave the husks on when smoking corn on the cob?

Yes, you can leave the husks on when smoking corn on the cob. Just remove them before serving.

How do you remove the silk from corn without removing the husk?

The best way to remove the silk from corn is to use a corn stripper. It’s a tool that looks like a comb and it has little teeth that help to remove the silk from the corn. You can find them online or at your local kitchen store.

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Echo Reed
Echo Reed

Echo Reed is the owner and head chef of darkhorse restaurant. She has been working in the culinary world for over a decade, and opened her own establishment in 2018. Echo is known for her unique style and approach to cooking, which has won her critical acclaim from food critics and diners alike.

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