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Smoked Corn on the Cob

This is the EASIEST and TASTIEST Smoked Corn on the Cob recipe that you will find! Simple method and a short cook time, you will love the smoky flavor!

Any time that I am able to make my entire dinner on the grill or smoker, I do it!

This keeps me outside and puts the fire to full use! One of the most popular recipes on my site is this Grilled Corn on the Cob, to make full use of the grill when we're using it!

I created this Smoked Corn on the Cob recipe for when we have the smoker rolling. You'll smoke the corn towards the end of your cook time on your protein, so the corn is ready when the meat is!

I've done this twice now, about to mix my 3rd mixture for the family's Memorial Day meal. It's awesomely yummy! 😋

Christina, Blog Reader

I reviewed several of the most popular Smoked Corn on the Cob recipes out there before testing some options for this one.

This will likely be the SIMPLEST smoked corn recipe that you find! But don't let that fool you. This recipe has awesome flavor.

Smoked Corn on the Cob

Many recipes call for soaking the corn to keep it from drying out. This isn't necessary when making smoked corn on the cob unless you're smoking with a super hot fire over a long period of time.

If it's rolling higher than your typical 200-225 degrees Fahrenheit, consider soaking your corn for 15-20 minutes prior.

This is my go-to recipe for corn. Absolutely fabulous every time!

Amby, Blog Reader

Many recipes also call to keep the husks on. You can choose to do this, but you will not get much of a smoke flavor into the kernels. Leaving the husk on will steam the corn, and most of the smoke flavor will stay in the husk.

If you don't want your corn to take on smoke flavor, but you want to use the smoker to cook it, leaving the husk on is a great way to do it!


We use a Weber Smokey Mountain as our smoker of choice. These column smokers are well built and simple to clean and maintain. Our last one lasted 12 years!

We prefer a mild smoke flavor and typically use pecan wood or cherry wood.

Smoked Corn on the Cob

I choose to smoke my corn "naked," and over a low heat fire for less than an hour. We basted the corn once before placing it on the smoker grates, and then one more time while cooking.

Smoked Corn on the Cob

I hope that you and your family enjoy this Smoked Corn on the Cob recipe! If you like it, I bet you'll also enjoy:


Smoked Corn on the Cob

Smoked Corn on the Cob

Yield: 4
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 45 minutes
Total Time: 50 minutes

Your whole family will love this Smoked Corn recipe! Throw it on in the last hour of smoking for a perfect smoked side dish.


  • 4 ears of sweet corn, shucked
  • 4 tablespoon salted butter, melted
  • ⅛ teaspoon salt
  • ⅛ teaspoon black pepper
  • ½ teaspoon garlic powder
  • ⅛ teaspoon onion powder
  • ¼ teaspoon parsley


  1. Prepare smoker to 225 degrees Fahrenheit.
  2. Combine melted butter and spices in small bowl.
  3. Brush butter baste onto corn cob.
  4. Place corn directly on smoker grates, and close the lid.
  5. Allow to smoke for 20-25 minutes, then open the lid to flip the corn and brush on the butter baste a second time.
  6. After 45 minutes of smoke time, remove from smoker and allow to cool for 1-2 minutes before eating.
  7. Enjoy!


For spicy corn, add a dash or chili powder, cayenne or hot sauce to your butter baste!

Nutrition Information
Yield 4 Serving Size 1
Amount Per Serving Calories 180Total Fat 13gSaturated Fat 7gTrans Fat 0gUnsaturated Fat 4gCholesterol 31mgSodium 162mgCarbohydrates 17gFiber 2gSugar 4gProtein 3g

The nutrition for this recipe is calculated by an app, and may be incorrect.

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Smoked Corn on the Cob


Friday 23rd of September 2022

We’ve made this a few times now and always turns out AMAZING! Thank you! Do you think you could smoke it longer at a lower temperature to achieve a smokier flavor? 165 for two hours or so?

Michelle Goth

Monday 26th of September 2022

Hi Erin! Yes, I think that would work. So glad you enjoy this smoked corn recipe!


Monday 4th of July 2022

Best ever smoked corn recipe! I follow these instructions and then remove the corn from the cob and make street corn. The smoke flavor with the butter baste really adds to the flavor of the street corn. I’ll fire up the smoker just to make this corn as a normal side dish too. Great with fish! Thanks for sharing this recipe!!

Michelle Goth

Tuesday 12th of July 2022

Dave, this sounds SO GOOD! I'll be adding street corn toppings next time we make this.


Monday 20th of June 2022

Its June 20,2022 I smoked some chicken and got some corn found this recipe on a whim I ended up basically marinating the corn in the mixture I added some of my own personal favorite seasonings.. needless to say I'd do this 1000x over


Thursday 12th of May 2022

Iris that 45 min total or additional after 2nd basting?

Michelle Goth

Friday 13th of May 2022

Hi Bob! It's 45 minutes of total smoke time, and you'll baste halfway through. I will look at the instructions to see if there's a way I can word it to be more clear. Thanks for asking!


Friday 11th of March 2022

This is my go-to recipe for corn. Absolutely fabulous every time!

Michelle Goth

Monday 14th of March 2022

Amby- Thanks so much for letting me know! I'm glad you enjoy it, we love it too.

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