• Some of the links on this forum allow SMF, at no cost to you, to earn a small commission when you click through and make a purchase. Let me know if you have any questions about this.

Best Corn on the Cobb ----- Brine it.

bwsmith_2000

Master of the Pit
OTBS Member
1,350
13
Joined Jul 9, 2005
I have a great tip for those who enjoy corn on the cobb. I was watching Cook's Cooking show on Georgia Public TV yesterday and they were doing corn on the cobb. They brined the corn in a solution of a gallon of water and a half cup each of salt and sugar. It was allowed to brine for about three hours (no more than 6). Then grill on high heat, turning every 2-3 minutes for ten to fourteen minutes total time. And but the way, the sugar was optional. It is only used if the corn is a little past it's prime. Long story short .... I tried it last evening and it was delicious. Very tender, moist and wonderful. From now on, I'll always brine my corn before grilling.
 

DanMcG

Smoking Guru
OTBS Member
SMF Premier Member
5,194
1,437
Joined Feb 3, 2009
interesting idea Bill, I'll have to give it a try with some of the early corn we're getting here now. Thanks,
 

Bearcarver

SMF Hall of Fame Pitmaster
OTBS Member
SMF Premier Member
Group Lead
37,323
10,241
Joined Sep 12, 2009
I have a great tip for those who enjoy corn on the cobb. I was watching Cook's Cooking show on Georgia Public TV yesterday and they were doing corn on the cobb. They brined the corn in a solution of a gallon of water and a half cup each of salt and sugar. It was allowed to brine for about three hours (no more than 6). Then grill on high heat, turning every 2-3 minutes for ten to fourteen minutes total time. And but the way, the sugar was optional. It is only used if the corn is a little past it's prime. Long story short .... I tried it last evening and it was delicious. Very tender, moist and wonderful. From now on, I'll always brine my corn before grilling.
Bill,

Were they husked before brining & grilling?

A buddy of mine used to soak ears of corn in the husks. Then grill them in the husk.

Actually, I think he pulled the husks back---Then removed the silk---Then pulled the husks back over the ears & soaked and grilled them like that.

Bear
 
 

flbobecu

Smoking Fanatic
306
11
Joined May 11, 2010
[quote name="Bearcarver" url="/forum/thread/105444/best-corn-on-the-cobb-brine-it#post_619929"]



Bill,


Were they husked before brining & grilling?


A buddy of mine used to soak ears of corn in the husks. Then grill them in the husk.


Actually, I think he pulled the husks back---Then removed the silk---Then pulled the husks back over the ears & soaked and grilled them like that.




Bear
 

[/quote]

That's how we do them here.. and we have corn festivals here all the time.


If we are removing the kernels from the cob, and making like a little corn salad, I'll blacken/heavily grill one cob, so it has that seared, grilled, charred flavor, to be cut up with the rest of the traditionally cooked corn.
 

SmokinAl

SMF Hall of Fame Pitmaster
Staff member
Moderator
OTBS Member
★ Lifetime Premier ★
44,566
6,247
Joined Jun 22, 2009
I've had them that way too, but I've never brined them. I will give it a try next time.
 

biaviian

Smoking Fanatic
OTBS Member
752
51
Joined May 26, 2010
Plant some "Gotta Have It" and you won't want to do anything but boil/steam your corn. No butter, salt, pepper, etc... required.


Great idea for your typical supermarket corn though!
 

bwsmith_2000

Master of the Pit
OTBS Member
1,350
13
Joined Jul 9, 2005
Bill,

Were they husked before brining & grilling?

A buddy of mine used to soak ears of corn in the husks. Then grill them in the husk.

Actually, I think he pulled the husks back---Then removed the silk---Then pulled the husks back over the ears & soaked and grilled them like that.

Bear
 

Hi Bear and others,

     Sorry about the lack of detail. I saw it on TV and it was perfectly clear to me. He He He ...... anyway, yes the ears were completely shucked and silk removed ...... ready to eat. Then brinned and grilled. I've also soaked the ears in the shuck and grilled them that way but I really like the Cook's way better. Shucked, silked, brined and grilled. Hope you enjoy as much as I did.
 

les3176

Master of the Pit
1,290
22
Joined Feb 10, 2009
I love to grill my corn.I just soak it for 30 mins. then trow it on the grill of a bed of charcoals is even better. I have never heard of brining corn.But then again I really don't need to seeing that i stop at my cornfield and pick what i want for dinner...you really can't get much fresher than that!!!
 

eman

Smoking Guru
Staff member
Moderator
OTBS Member
5,304
124
Joined Feb 3, 2009
Add a tblsp of liquid crab boil to that brine for some kicked up corn.
 

richoso1

Legendary Pitmaster
OTBS Member
SMF Premier Member
8,433
39
Joined Jun 21, 2007
Add a tblsp of liquid crab boil to that brine for some kicked up corn.
emann has the plan. That flavor will definitely brighten up the corn, or anything else. It's all good my friend.
 
 

Bearcarver

SMF Hall of Fame Pitmaster
OTBS Member
SMF Premier Member
Group Lead
37,323
10,241
Joined Sep 12, 2009
Hi Bear and others,

     Sorry about the lack of detail. I saw it on TV and it was perfectly clear to me. He He He ...... anyway, yes the ears were completely shucked and silk removed ...... ready to eat. Then brinned and grilled. I've also soaked the ears in the shuck and grilled them that way but I really like the Cook's way better. Shucked, silked, brined and grilled. Hope you enjoy as much as I did.
Thanks BWS,

Now I got it.

Might have to add a little liquid crab boil to it!  Those LA guys know how to flavor things up!

Bear
 

blksvt

Newbie
2
10
Joined Aug 2, 2011
Try this for corn:

Soak corn in water in the husk for 30 min

Cook for 15 min turning every 2-3 min

When done, pull off the grill let cool enough to pull the shuck back( leave it attached).  Usually no strings either, then rub the corn with Mayonaise...yes MAYO, sprinkle with red crushed pepper..and salt/pepper if desired.

Use the shuck as your handle for the hot corn and enjoy!
 

meateater

Legendary Pitmaster
SMF Premier Member
8,984
61
Joined Oct 17, 2009
Brining works for me, I use warm tap water, seems to work better . 
 
Last edited:

Latest posts

Hot Threads

Top Bottom
  AdBlock Detected

We noticed that you're using an ad-blocker, which could block some critical website features. For the best possible site experience please take a moment to disable your AdBlocker.