How Long to Cook Corn on a Grill


Grilling corn is a summertime favorite. You can grill it either on the cob or remove the kernels from the cobs and season them with butter or oil. If you’re cooking corn on the cob, you’ll want to know how long to cook it so that both sides are cooked evenly, but not burnt. Here’s what you need to know about grilling corn:

How Long to Cook Corn on a Grill

Grilling corn is easy, but you have to know how long to cook it. The best way to grill corn on a grill is with the husk still intact. This keeps the kernels from drying out and turning into little balls of charcoal. If you’re using an outdoor oven, however, you can remove the husks before grilling and cook them over indirect heat (see below).

Grill over direct heat: If your grill has a temperature gauge, set it between high and medium-high; if not, wait until there are visible flames coming off of coals or gas burners before putting food on them. Direct heat is best suited for smaller ears–you don’t want bigger ones burning before they’re done cooking all around!

How to Grill Corn on the Cob


Grilling corn on the cob is a simple process, but it does require some attention. The first thing to do is soak your corn in water for about 30 minutes before cooking. This will help keep the kernels from popping off when they get hot.

Next, you’ll want to use either a grill basket or aluminum foil with holes poked into it so that each ear can be placed separately on your grill at high heat (450 degrees). Turn every five minutes until they’re done–this should take about 15-20 minutes total depending on how hot your fire is and how far away from direct heat you place them.

Corn is delicious when grilled. You can cook it in the husk or remove the husk and use foil to keep it moist.

Corn is delicious when grilled. You can cook it in the husk or remove the husk and use foil to keep it moist.

Grill corn for about 15 minutes on high heat, turning often so that all sides get cooked evenly. The husk helps keep the corn moist while it cooks, but if you prefer your kernels to be dryer when they come off of a grill, leave them out of their shells entirely!


We hope you’ve enjoyed this article on how long to cook corn on a grill. It’s a great summertime dish that can be enjoyed by the whole family!

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