i have found to remove most of the husk......so just one thin layer covers the cob, after desilking and rubbing up with butter and spices.......
easy way to butter up the cobs.....take some parchement paper, or even the wrapper from and 1/4 lb stick
put some butter on it, place the paper in the palm of your hand
place cob in your palm, closing your palm around the cob, and twist
the heat from you hand will soften the butter, making it adhere to the corn.....less messy this way
its no biggy if, while smoking the husks pull away, it exposes the corn, more, to direct smoke...been doing it this way for years.....back when i first was doing it, wasn't removing enuff husk for the smoke to penetrate
i also cut the tip off.....makes it easier to tie up the end.....i also use the husks i peel off....strip into strips.....and use that to tie up the ends......