How Long Do You Cook Corn on Cob on Grill


Grilling corn is one of my favorite ways to enjoy this sweet summertime vegetable. The only problem is that I’m always left wondering: How long do you cook corn on the grill? This question can be quite confusing because there are several factors involved in cooking grilled corn. However, once you know how much time it takes for your grill to heat up and how long your corn takes to grill properly, the process becomes much easier!

Corn on the cob is a summertime staple.

Corn on the cob is a summertime staple.

It’s easy to grill, delicious and healthy. Corn on the cob is a great vegetable to grill because it has so many different ways to prepare it: you can use butter or oil, add spices or not and even wrap it in foil for some extra protection from burning parts of your corn (more on that later). It’s also very easy to cook; once you get started with this recipe, you’ll be able to whip up delicious grilled corn quickly!

They are also great grilled.


Grilling corn on the cob is easy and it tastes great. If you’re in a rush, though, you may want to go ahead and boil your corn instead of grilling it. Boiling takes just as long but doesn’t require any extra prep work (you don’t have to worry about removing husks or silks).

If you’re planning on grilling your corn at home or at a cookout this summer–or if you just want some practice before then–here’s what you’ll need:

  • A grill (gas or charcoal)

When grilling corn, it’s important to remove all of the silk and husks before cooking.

When grilling corn, it’s important to remove all of the silk and husks before cooking. This helps prevent the corn from burning on your grill. To remove the husks, use a sharp knife or twist each ear until they come off in strips. For extra protection against burning, wrap each cob in aluminum foil before placing it on the grill (the foil should be removed after 10 minutes).

The last step is removing any remaining silk by rubbing an ear with a damp towel before serving

The corn should be light brown in color, but not burnt.

The corn should be light brown in color, but not burnt. You can tell it’s done when the kernels start to pop and turn yellowish-brown. You can also check by looking at the husks: if they are black, then your corn is burnt!

Set your grill on high heat for about 10 minutes before adding the corn.

  • Set your grill on high heat for about 10 minutes before adding the corn.
  • Place the cobs directly over direct heat and turn them often until they are charred in spots, about 8 minutes total. Remove from grill, wrap in foil and let rest for 5 minutes before slicing off kernels with a sharp knife or a serrated peeler into a bowl (see Note).

Turn often and cook until tender, about 15 minutes.

To cook corn on the cob on the grill, turn it often so that all sides get cooked evenly. The corn will be done when the kernels are tender and have a nice brown color. To check for doneness, use a knife to pierce one of the kernels; if it is tender, then your corn is ready!

There are 3 ways to tell if your corn is done grilling

Corn on the cob is one of the easiest ways to cook a vegetable. It’s also one of the most delicious! But how do you know when it’s done?

There are three ways to tell if your corn is ready:

  • Color – The husk should be brown and dry, but not burnt. If there are any gray spots on your husk, those are signs that it has been cooking for too long and needs more time on the grill (or in an oven). If this happens to me, I just take off all but about 3 inches of husk from each end and wrap it up again with foil for another 10 minutes or so before taking them off again for another check-in!
  • Texture – You know what firm means when talking about vegetables? It means they’re done! So if you poke into your ear of corn with a knife or fork and find no resistance at all–that means its ready! Just make sure not too many kernels fall off while doing this test…and if they do–well then just eat ’em up 🙂
  • Temperature – This method requires using either an instant read thermometer or cutting open one end (like above) so that heat escapes quickly enough so as not affect cooking time significantly


Grilled corn is a great treat for any occasion. It’s easy to make and fun to eat! If you follow these tips, your corn will turn out perfect every time.

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