Grease Monkey Strain: A Cannabis Deep Dive

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Introduction to Grease Monkey

Grease Monkey strain is a favored one that is a Indica dominant hybrid strain (70% Indica/30% Sativa). It averages around 25-30 % THC. It is known to give a nice sleepy, relaxed and hungry effects. The aromas and flavors are diesel/gas, earthy, pungent and skunky. The strain is one much loved by the cannabis community both the medical and recreational users to. Not to mention Grease Monkey is known as a champion strain especially when recounting its victory of the 2018 High Times Cannabis Cup Michigan in the Hybrid Flower category.

Genetic Background

The breeding and the birth of Grease Monkey took place by Exotic Genetix, when they crossed two popular strains, Gorilla Glue #4 and Cookies & Cream. Two popular and much loved strains that were fused together to create a new generation of great strains. These two potent parent strains were able to pass down a lot of their own desired characteristics to the Grease Monkey strain.

Parent Strain #1: Gorilla Glue #4

Gorilla Glue #4, also known as "GG4" or "Original Glue", is a Indica leaning hybrid strain (60% Indica and 40% Sativa) and has an average of 20%THC. This is one strain that is definitely a well-known strain among the whole cannabis community. GG4 was bred by a crossing of Chem Sister with Sour Dubb and Chocolate Diesel. The strain is known to give you feelings of relaxation, sleepiness and hungriness. GG4 has flavors and aroma pungent, pine and earthy characteristics. The dominating terpenes for this strain is Caryophyllene giving it peppery flavor and smell, Myrcene giving it the herbal smell and taste and Limonene which brings in the citrus characteristic.

Parent Strain #2: Cookies and Cream

Cookies and Cream, also spelled as "Cookies & Cream" and "Cookies N Cream" is another popular and known cannabis strain. It is a hybrid strain that was bred by crossing Starfighter and a phenotype within the Girl Scout Cookies family (GSC) and has an average of 20% THC.. This marijuana strain can be known to give feelings of happiness, relaxation and give you the giggles. The flavor and aroma profile is vanilla, sweet and nutty with its main terpenes also being Caryophyllene, Limonene and Myrcene.

Appearance, Aroma and Flavor

The visual appeal of this cannabis strain is real. The flower has green hues of deep dark forest green to medium greens, contrasting orange hairs, and shimmering trichomes. Depending on the plant, you can see some purple sewed into it. The buds are typically dense as well.

A sensory journey: From the first whiff to the last exhale you will get very potent aromas of skunky gas with a sweet touch and tastes of diesel/gas, earthy, skunky but still a bit of sweetness to it. Some might get tastes of vanilla and slightly grape as well when enjoying the Grease Monkey strain. You will definitely get that strong marijuana smell from smoking Grease Monkey or just smelling the grease monkey bud strain.

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The science behind the aromas are all due to the terpenes that are found in this weed strain. All plants have terpenes that are the main driver for why a plant's aroma and scent may be potent or why it might have smells of one thing or another. Cannabis-derived terpenes are what is responsible not only for the aromas and flavors but also play a part on how the THC can give you effects and how potent it can be.The more prominent cannabis terpenes that are in this strain is caryophyllene, limonene, and myrcene that dominate the strain's profile and can add to the aromas and flavors that you smell and taste with grease monkey.

The caryophyllene brings out the smells of pepper, wood and spice. The limonene brings out the smell of citrus, lemon and orange, though those are not flavors most prominent in this strain. The myrcene brings in the aromas and taste of hops, lemongrass and mango. Again, these are just the terpenes most prominent within Grease Monkey but there are many more terpenes within the strain that together give it the full range of distinct aromas and flavors. Ensuring it has a potent smell as soon as you smoke it.

Effects and Medical Benefits

Grease Monkey Effects

A gentle euphoria that cradles the mind is what you can expect with the consumption of this strain. It gives you a bit of a journey from cerebral stimulation to deep bodily relaxation. Some of the effects you can except are uplifted, relaxing, hungry and sleepy. The strain is well known for creeping up on you and being rather potent.

Most people describe that it is a heavily euphoric and then slowly flows its way to lasting relaxation. The high finds its hold on you in your head at first and giving you positive energy and then the wave of relaxation takes over making you feel like your floating in euphoria and ready for a nap. Too much of the strain can potentially put you in a couch lock but you also may enjoy that. The munchies will definitely kick in after you smoke it, eat it or however you consumer it especially because it is an indica dominant hybrid strain.

Medical Relief

Beyond recreation Grease Monkey offers many medical benefits that offer therapeutic and physical relief with the high being for the body an the mind. With the indica dominant strain it does great for helping better your sleep making it an aid for insomnia. The strains terpenes have analgesic properties which give the strain the ability to help bring relief for chronic pain, body aches and pains. The terpenes also have anti-inflammation properties which can help with any chronic pain or inflammation you may have.

The strain also may help relieve loss of appetite, nausea, stress, depression and headaches. It brings the cannabis consumers and nice calming sense after inhaling the sweet skunky strain. That is also why consumption of it can help bring a sense of anxiety and pain relief.

A word of caution is to always understand that in order to ensure a pleasant experience you need to be aware of potential negative side effects that can be common with this strain. Some of those are dry mouth, nausea, dizzy and anxious. Always start with a low dosage of a new strain and giving it the proper time to see how it plays with your body before going higher. 

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Growing Information

Grease Monkey is a hybrid strain that has become a favorite among cannabis cultivators. Its unique growth characteristics combined with its resilience make it a sought-after choice for many. Those who have grown Grease Monkey know it takes careful nurturing from the seeds to the watering and cultivating to have a successful harvest.

Growth Characteristics

The flowering time for Grease Monkey is typically around 9 weeks. However, this can vary based on several factors, including the growing conditions such as soil quality, light exposure, and the care provided by the cultivator.

In terms of yield, Grease Monkey has the potential to offer a generous harvest. Indoors, cultivators can expect a yield of approximately 18-21% of the plant's dry weight, translating to about 400-500 grams per square meter. When grown outdoors, with optimal conditions, the yield can increase to around 600-700 grams per plant.

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One of the defining features of the Grease Monkey strain is its height. Indoors, with controlled conditions, the plant can reach heights of 80-100 cm. However, when given ample space and grown outdoors, Grease Monkey can stretch and achieve heights of up to 150-180 cm.

Growers have often praised the strain's resistance to common cannabis pests and diseases, making it a relatively hassle and stress-free choice for cultivation. The buds are notably sticky, exuding an earthy aroma with undertones of pine.

For those considering growing this strain, it's adaptable to both indoor and outdoor environments. However, specific requirements might differ based on the chosen setting, so it's essential to adjust cultivation techniques accordingly.


Celebrating the Grease Monkey Legacy

Grease Monkey, with its impressive THC levels averaging around 25-30% and a balanced genetic makeup of 70% Indica and 30% Sativa, has carved a niche for itself in the cannabis world. Its unique combination of effects, from the gentle euphoria to profound relaxation, is complemented by its pungent and unmistakable aromas of diesel, earthiness, and skunk, with subtle sweet undertones. This strain will give you a high that starts in you head and make its way to a more relaxing body high. The flavors, too, are a delightful blend of diesel, earthy, and skunky notes, with hints of sweetness that some users even describe as having vanilla and grape nuances. The dominant terpene is caryophyllene followed by limonene and myrcene.

Beyond its captivating sensory experience, Grease Monkey's adaptability in cultivation, marked by its impressive yields and resilience against pests, showcases its superiority as a strain. In summing up the Grease Monkey journey, it's clear that this strain is not just a blend of terpenes and cannabinoids; it's a symphony of experiences waiting to be explored.

Whether you're a seasoned cannabis enthusiast or a novice, Grease Monkey offers a rich tapestry of sensations that promise to leave a lasting impression. It is a great strain for medical and recreational users as it can help with anxiety, loss of appetite, insomnia or chronic pain, just to name a few. Dive in, savor the experience, and don't forget to always partake responsibly.

The versatility of Grease Monkey doesn't end in the garden or the smoking room or even with this review; it extends to the kitchen, as demonstrated below by the enticing Grease Monkey Cannabis-Infused Banana Pancakes recipe for you to try.

From Our Recipe Box:Grease Monkey Cannabis-Infused Banana Pancakes

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Now you've learned Grease Monkey strain in a more in-depth way and I am sure you are ready to roll up a joint and try it out, if you haven't already. With this Indica dominant hybrid strain, one thing is certain, you'll be hungry and those munchies will kick in. Whats better than to create a cannabis-infused munchie meal to keep your high running nice and long.

Grease Monkey, a fun and creative name and if your enjoying this monkey strain then why not create a little something with their favorite ingrident, bananas. These cannabis-infused banana pancakes will have you satisfying those munchies and ready to hang in some trees and nap or enjoy a nice break.

Serves: 4


For the Grease Monkey Infused Butter:

  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter

  • 7-10 grams of Grease Monkey cannabis, decarboxylated and finely ground

For the Pancakes:

  • 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour

  • 2 tablespoons sugar

  • 2 1/2 teaspoons baking powder

  • 1/2 teaspoon salt

  • 2 ripe bananas, mashed

  • 1 1/4 cups milk

  • 2 large eggs

  • 1/4 cup Grease Monkey cannabis-infused butter, melted

  • Fresh banana slices and maple syrup for serving


Making the Grease Monkey Infused Butter:

  1. In a saucepan, melt the butter on low heat.

  2. Once melted, add the finely ground Grease Monkey cannabis.

  3. Simmer on low heat for 30-40 minutes, stirring occasionally. Ensure the mixture doesn't boil.

  4. After simmering, strain the butter through a fine mesh sieve or cheesecloth into a jar, removing the cannabis grounds.

  5. Allow the butter to cool and solidify before using. Store any leftovers in the refrigerator.

Making the Pancakes:

  1. In a large bowl, whisk together the flour, sugar, baking powder, and salt.

  2. In another bowl, combine the mashed bananas, milk, eggs, and melted cannabis-infused butter.

  3. Pour the wet ingredients into the dry ingredients and stir until just combined. Be careful not to over mix.

  4. Heat a skillet or griddle over medium heat. Lightly grease with a small amount of the cannabis-infused butter.

  5. Pour 1/4 cup of batter for each pancake onto the skillet.

  6. Cook until bubbles form on the surface of the pancake, then flip and cook until the other side is golden brown.

  7. Serve the pancakes warm with fresh banana slices and maple syrup.


  • The potency of the cannabis-infused butter will vary based on the strength of the Grease Monkey strain and the amount used. Always start with a smaller serving and wait at least an hour to understand how the weed will effect you before consuming more.

  • Ensure even distribution of the cannabis-infused butter in the batter to ensure consistent potency in each pancake.

  • Store any leftover cannabis-infused butter in the refrigerator for up to a month.

Enjoy your Grease Monkey Banana Pancakes responsibly and ensure they are kept out of reach of children and pets!