This strain was created accidentally in Kansas, according to the story it was an accidental pollination, or at least non-human created pollination. A male Hawaiian-Romulan plant pollinated a female Mr. Dank's Island Sweet Skunk. This happy accident created what is known as Golden Goat, which has a sweet, spicy, tropical flavor. It's got light green, pinky buds and is a sativa-dominant hybrid. The flowering time of Golden Goat is around 10 weeks, and it has a THC level of 16-23% and a CBD level of around 1%. This makes for a decent balance between medicinal and recreational properties of the plant.
Golden Goat freshly trimmed nugs shining like gold, photo: @jonnysnipes
The reason behind Golden Goat's name
It's not easy to say. Some people say it’s because of the strange flavour or maybe the word ‘balls’ is missing off the end of it -- it’s difficult to know for sure. What is known is that Golden Goat originated in Kansan and that it’s a sativa-dominant hybrid with a heritage of many, many landrace strains.
How much is an eighth of Golden Goat?
Most boutique strains cost around $50 for an eighth in the dispensaries across California. This is definitely one of the higher-end strains, although not necessarily at the very top. In Colorado, this strain is like false gold -- it's everywhere. An eighth in the land of Golden Goat, Colorado, would only set you back $15 at most.
Golden Goat Lineage
Island Sweet Skunk
Golden Goat’s many landrace ancestors -- Hawaiian and North American on one side and Afghani, Colombian, and Mexican on the other -- ensure that this sativa-dominant hybrid packs a cerebral punch.
This cross of landraces makes a perfect sativa-dominant hybrid high, which doesn’t feel fake in any way, probably because its landrace heritage. If you don’t know what a landrace is, feel free to check out the video below. The lineage of every strain is very interesting, and Golden Goat truly boasts a host of different globally famous strains in its lineage.
Golden Goat strain flavor profile
This hybrid has the privilege of containing some of the nicest landrace strains from around the world. If you’re a true cannabis connoisseur then you will know the pleasure of smoking a landrace x haze or landrace x skunk hybrid, etc. Golden Goat or Golden Goat Skunk as it’s sometimes called, has a lineage including Skunk No1. This explains the skunk aftertaste which you may experience. Skunk and Diesel (like in the Sour Diesel strain) are incredibly strange flavours, but for reasons unknown, they taste very good. Hence, this flavour mixed with the fruitiness of the strain is a perfect combination.
Golden Goat wax, oil, shatter or edibles
Edibles are easy. Simply take the bud, put it in the oven until it’s brown, mix it with fat (THC etc. is NOT water soluble). Something such as peanut butter, palm oil, cannabutter, coconut oil, etc. Bake this mix into literally anything and then eat it. There you go. Golden Goat edible. The same principle is true with wax, oil, and shatter.
What is decarboxylation?
It’s simple. Get your weed, grind it up, grind it up again, then put it on some baking paper or in its own oven-proof container and cook it at a temperature of 145C/290F for 7-10 minutes for a higher THC content or at a low temp of 80C/175F and for an hour. You can adjust the temp and time inbetween for your desired high effect. You can also use already vaped bud to make edibles without decarbing it, just simply use it as decarbed weed.
However, as you can see in the photo below, it is also available in certain extract form. Let’s not lie, Golden Goat hash oil butter sound positively delicious.
Golden Goat hash oil butter ready to be eaten, photo: @cebas_
Look at those deliciously golden Golden Goat Nugs, photo: @cannaglobal
Golden Goat effects
Golden Goat Effects
Golden Goat Medical
Golden Goat Side Effects
Dry eyes 100%
Stress Relief 95%
Pain Relief 60%
This sativa-dominant high starts off as cerebral causing strange thoughts and a sense of beauty about the world, particularly when around trees. Try to find a nice park on a warm day and hit this strain, you won't regret it. It has a creeping high, so try not to take too many hits if you don't feel stoned straight away. Remember, this is mixed with a hard-hitter, so it will definitely hit you pretty damn hard. Especially if you're a novice, so don't over do it!
However, under the right conditions, both novice and experienced users alike will enjoy a positively uplifting experience. This is followed shortly by the relaxing effects of its indica parentage. Expect a fairly balanced overall high but certainly more of the sativa. As it has a high THC dosage, Golden Goat can be used for treating more serious conditions such as PTSD, depression, and some others. This effects will last about 2.5 hours, and won't help you sleep initially, but after some time you will drift into a comfortable snooze.
Golden Goat yield and seeds
Most American strains are harder to come by, as they don't organise seed banks as efficiently as the Dutch, for example. They also work a lot more with clippings. If you are able to get the Golden Goat seeds, the plant smells a lot when it's growing. Expect the smell, and deal with it. This strain has a good yield at 15 ounces per square meter inside, and it takes about 10-11 weeks to flower and be harvest ready.
Outside you will need a warm and sunny outdoor environment. It's very difficult to grow a plant like this outside of California, but it may be possible with the right care. You can yield about the same ounce per plant as if you grew it inside. In certain colder climates it’s probably not possible. Known as "hand cramper buds," you will be spending a lot of time trimming these plants.
Golden Goat grow room, photo: @wavycanna
Golden Goat Overview
Overall, this strain is a sativa-dominant hybrid, balanced but definitely a more sativa high. Expect to feel both relaxed and uplifted at the same time - you are in for a ride. Enjoy a journey in the warmth where you can ride out your relaxed feeling and your mind is free to wander - like a forest or somewhere in nature. Enjoy the aromas and hieghtened senses from this multi-landrace strain.
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