This is the story from the dudes responsible. Interesting reading how it all happened. I was at one of the last 3 Dead shows and a few others from 89 to 95. I got weed at shows around the same time and WTF I never thought twice about seeds. Not saying I got Dogbud but it was better than the Mexican brick weed that was around at the time. Best show ever got weed and English Muffin pizza from a VW bus. Perfect.
A quarter-century after its debut, HT’s senior cultivation editor investigates the origins of the strain that changed the game. That the work of his
Bro I'm reading through this right now and LOVING it!
As the story goes, Chem met P-Bud and Joe Brand on the lot in Deer Creek and purchased an ounce of a strain called Dogbud for $500. Later, he asked Joe to mail a few more ounces to him in Western Massachusetts, one of which contained 13 magic seeds.
I'll be Honest; If I had 500 dollars that I didn't need for something else..... This is literally a point in human history where I'd actually pay THAT much for an ounce LOL! Part of the appeal is the history of course, but the bigger part would be having actual Chemdog AND those Seeds!!! Oh man..... The last time I had Chemdog it was a Cart..... I'm one of those people that really prefers buds to oils, so it's a little sad saying the last time I had it was a Cart we got from a friend of ours and, well, not like Oil ever has seeds hiding inside
Also, HUGE shout outs to all of you that were doing this stuff back when it was literally prison time you were looking at over this..... I can't even imagine how you'd keep strains like Skunk #1, and Chemdog, and Blue Cheese, and no one is kicking the door down because of the smell...... My heart goes out to you guys, an I'm glad we still have Chemdog, and Blue Cheese, and a multitude of other strains that I LOVE dearly.
The three females were dubbed “Chem Dog” (now known as the Chem 91), “Chem Dog A” (now Chem’s Sister) and “Chem Dog B.”
So Chem '91 is actual Chemdog ? And so is Chem's Sister? I've read that Chem '91 was "bred with an Indica" so I'm making sure I've got this right in my head. Also I think Chem's Sister lead to Gorilla Glue #4 if I'm not mistaken. Or if Leafly wasn't LOL.
In 2001, Chem germinated three more of the magic seeds, labeling them “Chem Dog C,” “D” and “E,” with “D” being the keeper and becoming known as the Chem D
OK so I actually grew Chem D for the very first time this passed season, and before that I'd only had it once before (Soon to be Father in Law was setting up clones in a tent, and I was helping out, and two were labeled "Chem D" and at first, my dumb ass thought it was Chemdog of course..... And then after looking into it...... Well, I know Chem D is a strain, so it was unlikely that it was "just short hand for Chemdog", and after looking up online pictures of Chem D's Bud Structure and overall looks, I realized that we have Chem D, since the pictures I saw of what Chem D looks like, are almost exact; Distinct color including the white look it has because it produces resin like I couldn't Believe LOL. Burnt Rubber Smell, and wonderful taste, and all around one of my favorite strains.
sorry I keep asking so many questions, but last summer I'd be smoking with my Fiance as we walked in the woods, and I'd be reading about Chemdog and it's history, but I kept running into an issue; Depending on which Website I was reading, the story changed..... So I got confused, and I'd like to have facts instead of "well Leafly says....." cause sometimes that doesn't seem to pan out LOL.
So if that's accurate and I' understanding this, Chem D is a Phenotype ? Like UK Cheese is to Skunk #1 ?
I have now finished reading this article and just want to say how much I LOVE the Chem family...Anyone who's read more than 2 posts of mine probably knows that Blue Cheese is #1, and #2 is usually a Chem family (Chem D usually since I have that LOL) but seriously, for someone who used to have to visit a Doctor minimum once a month, and sometimes more, and had worse health than I currently do, and my life was NOT stable by any means.... Neither was I. I Thank God for what I have now. I literally could have died a few times, and going through what I did, I was usually looking for strains that would help. Blue Cheese was the first one that made me think I could live life without Dilauded, Percocet, Norco, and Xanax (Yes...ALL of those.... At the same time....
) and Once I had found Blue Cheese, I realized that strains mattered; Before this, for me, Weed was Weed; After Blue Cheese, I no longer looked at it that way, and then Chemdog and crosses of it came along, and they too were added to my list of things I have that keep me away from a Doctor, and a life of misery. So yes I'm sorry I ask a lot of questions, but there's a reason some of these strains are so important to me. And I think I've narrowed it down to Genetics; All of my ALL time favorite Strains, ALL seem to share common ancestor strains (Skunk #1 => UK Cheese => Blue Cheese..... Chemdog - Chem D and so on...) so anything that gets crossed with those, I'm instantly interested in. They help so much that I can't help but want to learn more.