How to Grill Corn on a Weber Charcoal Grill

Basic Grilled Corn Recipe

We have some family that lives in Iowa, so over the years we’ve slowly but surely fallen in love with fresh corn.  It’s such a tasty veggie for any meal – and all our kids eat it!

But me being who I am, can’t just boil them in water on the stove.

That’s boring.  So, off to the grill with them.

Prepare the Corn for the Grill

The first step is to soak the corn in water, husks and all, for 20 minutes.  This will keep the husks from burning.

You can grill the corn either with or without the husks.   Keeping he husks on will cook the corn in a more gentle manner as it steams inside the husk.  Taking the husks off lets the corn take up flavor from the fire and smoke.

Personally I like to take the husks off before grilling.

Corn on the Cob with Husks


Before you put the corn on the grill drizzle the ears with some olive oil and a dash of salt & pepper.  That’s all you need.

Prepare the Grill with High Heat

Set up your Weber kettle for direct high heat by arranging a chimney full of charcoal across the middle of the bottom grate.  Keep a little space on the charcoal grate empty of charcoal so you will have a cool spot to move the corn to if it starts to scorch.

Keep your top and bottom air vents completely open.

Grill the Corn

Place the corn on the cooking grate directly over the charcoal and close the lid.

Let the corn grill for 2-3 minutes then use a pair of tongs to roll them around.

Keep the corn moving every 2-3 minutes and let the ears cook until golden brown.  Depending upon how hot your fire is this will take between 10 and 15 minutes.

Corn Cooking on a Weber kettle

Grilled corn.  YUM.  Easy, quick, tasty, and all ages enjoy.

Throw some butter on there and you’ve got yourself a veggie that you can serve with any grilled meal. I’d love to hear some of your creative ideas on grilled corn recipes.  FYI….here is how I smoke corn on the cob on a pellet grill!

Leave a comment below or shoot me a message!

Grilled Corn Plated with Veggies

Grilled Corn on a Weber Charcoal Grill

Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes
Course Side Dish
Cuisine American
Calories 250 kcal


  • As many ears of corn as you want
  • Drizzle of olive oil
  • Salt & Pepper to taste


  • Soak corn in water for at least 20 minutes.
  • Drizzle Olive oil and sprinkle with salt & pepper.
  • Place ears directly on grill or inside husks.
  • Grill for 10 - 15 minutes, until golden brown.
Keyword Grilled corn

5 thoughts on “How to Grill Corn on a Weber Charcoal Grill

  1. I know this may be a given to some, but do you leave the Corn in its husks when you soak it or strip the husks from the Corn first?

  2. I pull the husks down, remove the silk, smear with butter, then sprinkle with J&D’s bacon salt, fold the husks back up and grill. Delish!

  3. Grilled corn is a favorite around our household in the summer. We baste the ears in olive oil and a smidge of butter, but then add sea salt and various spices for some extra flavor. Lastly, we wrap them in tin foil and throw them on the grill for about 10-15 mins…and once you have them this way, you’ll never want boiled corn again!

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