Food Grade Ethanol Knowledge Base
Answers to ethanol related questions, including detailed Permits and Regulations Database organized by US State.
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Answer: The flash point of 200 proof ethyl alcohol is 14 °C or 57.2 °F
Importing small (quart & gallon) orders to individual residents in Canada is not currently possible.
Importing food grade ethanol to commercial entities holding the necessary manufacturing licenses is possible however. Because of the additional steps and special procedures required, we are only shipping bulk orders at this time. For international bulk order shipping inquiries, contact us here.
Question: Is it safe to store ethanol (190 proof and 200 proof) in polycarbonate jars or bottles?
Answer: Yes, technically polycarbonate has demonstrated a "good" (not "excellent") chemical compatibility with ethyl alcohol, thereby making it generally regarded as safe to combine the two materials, however we do not recommend using polycarbonate with ethyl for the reasons detailed below.
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Answer: The "+ Coupon Code" link can be found in the shopping cart view, to the far left of the "Checkout" button. A screen shot below highlights the location of the add coupon code link.
Answer: Dial 207-619-4816 or 207-974-3055 to call the distillery.
Answer: We choose corn because of the neutral final profile that only corn ethanol can achieve.
To make 1 liter of 100 proof ethanol, combine 0.53 liters of 190 proof ethanol with 0.47 liters of water.
A menstruum is the term for the liquid portion of a tincture.
A marc is the term for the solid ingredients (herb, botanical, fruit, vegetable, spice, etc) that are combined with a liquid to make a tincture.
A tincture is the result of combining any liquid + any herb (or botanical, spice, fruit, veg, etc). The liquid portion is the tincture.
Culinary Solvent is considered pure alcohol and is therefore taxed at a rate of $2.70 per proof gallon by the Tax and Trade Bureau (TTB). This tax applied to ethanol is also known as the "Federal Excise Tax".
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Answer: A "wine gallon" is a measurement of any liquid's total volume. 1 "wine gallon" is equal to 128 fl oz or 3.78 liters.
A "proof gallon" is a measurement of only the ethyl alcohol contained in a given volume of liquid. 1 proof gallon is equal to 1 wine gallon of liquid containing 50% ethanol.
See below for examples to demonstrate the point.
ANSWER: A "fusel oil" is a name for any alcohol, or mixture of alcohols, produced as a byproduct of fermentation and featuring a "longer" molecular chain than ethanol.
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