I stripped the outer husks of the corn down to the paler ones. Keep in mind this was only two ears of corn. I left most the silk on as many sites promised it would pull right out after grilling (it did.) I crammed it into a pot filled with cold water and a whole bunch (about 1/4 cup or more) of salt for several hours. It fit snugly in the pot which kept it underwater so I didn't have to turn it. If the corn doesn't stay under water, fill a jar with water and plunk on top of the corn keeping it submerged and saving you the time of turning.
I grilled my marinated pork chops first and popped them in the oven to keep warm and threw the corn on the grill. With only a few turns and after about 10 minutes we pulled off the husks, brushed on melted butter and some Kosher salt and enjoyed the sweetest and juiciest corn we've ever eaten.
I've since grilled corn this way several more times with the same wonderful results.
1. Does the corn taste salty? No. Sweet, sweet, sweet.
2. Do you rinse after the salt soak? Not necessary.
3. Direct heat or indirect heat? Either. I've used both and the only difference is the cooking time.
Next to try?
Bacon wrapped around grilled corn? What could go wrong?
The future of this blog:
Where am I going with this blog? Probably nowhere. I plan on starting a new blog with a new name. I have personal reasons to remove myself from the name dePitera (even though it's mine) and I plan on going in a new directions. When that happens I will have a permanent link posted here to my new blog. I don't plan on deleting this blog as I still get over several hundred hits per day (really??) with people looking for specific info.
I have a political blog that consumes the majority of my time. I believe that this country and our citizens are in danger of being consumed by "well-meaning" people who are essentially Marxist. I'm a conservative who believes the killing of children in the womb is an abomination. I believe that we, not the government, should be in charge of our own health care, and the federal government is not only out of control but acting in a way that is completely unconstitutional. It's really hard to concentrate on tea cups and draperies when we are in mortal danger of losing all of our liberties. On the other hand, recognizing the beauty in our world is more important now then it has ever been.
It's a conundrum....