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How to BBQ Corn on the Cob

Learning how to bbq corn on the cob? There’s nothing like grilled corn on the cob to bring back memories of the fair or a Fourth of July Picnic. Learn how to grill corn on the cob.

The key to a good corn roast is the wrap and the rub. Below are some easy tips to show you how to add America’s favorite veggie to the menu.

How to BBQ Corn on the Cob in Foil

The easiest and tastiest way to grill corn on the cob is in foil; you can seal so much flavor and moisture in while keeping the flames out. Simply remove the husks and silk from the cobs and rinse.

Pat dry and rub in butter or oil. Place the cob in the center of a piece of foil and season with your favorite seasonings.

Be sure to wrap the cob tightly so that the melting butter and juices do not escape. You can either wrap several cobs together or wrap them individually, but wrapping them individually makes for easier serving at the picnic table.

The foil methods works great for most veggies, so try grilling up your whole garden.

Barbecuing Corn on the Cob in Husks

Some people prefer to barbecue their corn directly on the grill, and the best way to keep the corn from burning or drying out too fast is to keep the husks on. Simply remove the dry outer husks and the silk since these will burn quickly and turn to ash; do keep as much of the husks intact as possible.

Then soak the corn in water for 10-20 minutes; this will add moisture to the corn and keep the husks from burning quicker than the corn inside can cook. After the corn has soaked, pull the husks down a bit and coat them with butter or oil and seasonings.

A good way to ensure those flavors stay in the corn and don’t drip out into the grill is to tie off the top of the husks with a thin piece of husk.

Barbecuing Corn on the Cob on the Grill

Whether barbecuing in the husks or in a foil packet, corn on the cob takes about 15-20 minutes to cook. Cooking over medium heat or on an elevated shelf will allow for more even cooking without burning. Especially with the husk method, you want to turn the cobs every few minutes.

By moving the cobs to a higher cooking rack, you can grill your other food items at the same time. Everything comes off the grill at the same time, and you can sit down to a tasty meal complete with veggies.

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