If there's one reason to buy a stove top smoker, this is it. If I had to actually narrow it down to just one reason, it would be tough, but smoking corn on the cob is definitely in the top five. The kernels keep their sweetness, which is intensified by smoking, and their crunch and juiciness. Stripped from the cob-a very simple procedure-the kernels are an amazing addition to all kinds of salads, soups, and salsas. When it comes to the most bang for the buck, smoked corn is leader of the pack. Use the milder wood chips like alder or cherry, or go for the obvious, corn cob chips. Hickory and Mesquite are quite good also. From the cookbook, "Smokin"