Step 1. Get as much corn as you possibly can afford or have a desire to eat in the next 365 days.
Step 2. Get your kids to shuck the corn. Good luck with kids these days. Although my kids are usually up for it.
Step 3. Cut out any bad spots from the corn. (I haven't had any bad ears in the last 3 years that we have had chickens.)
Step 4. Soak the corn for 30 minutes or so in water. I usually just plug the drain in the sink and put the ears in and fill up the sink. This helps get some more of the loose hair and other debris off.
Step 5. Cut all the kernels off. It is very important that you run your knife over the ear completely again after you do the first cut. Running it forward and backward along the ear is typically called milking the ear. It gets all the milk out and additional corn pieces that the first cut misses. Don't forget to milk the ears.
Step 6. Cut up butter and add to the corn. I typically add about a stick of butter to 3 dozen ears of corn. You can adjust as necessary. I have used Ghee in the past to avoid butter when we were eliminating diary and this also works well. It is basically season as you wish.
Step 7. It is important that there is the corn juice "milk" in the pot at all times. If you burn the bottom of the corn it ruins the taste for the entire batch. Trust me, I have done this before. It is terrible to eat some burnt corn in January. Add water as necessary to keep it moist. You don't want to have it soupy. If you add too much just boil the water down. Add salt and pepper to taste. Boil for approximately 30 minutes until the kernels are soft.