Uses And Specification Of Food Grade Ethanol Many of Lab Alley customers order food grade ethanol for use in food and beverage processing operations and cannabis extraction facilities.
Buy Food Grade Ethanol For Sale In The United States Lab Alley now carries a full line of food grade undenatured pure ethanol in proofs such as 200 proof, 190 proof, 140 proof and packaging sizes ranging from big volumes such as 55 gallon drums to smaller experimental volumes like 1 pint. All of the food grade pure ethanol solvents are stocked in Austin, Texas and ship same day or next day.
Food Grade Ethanol (Ethyl Alcohol) Specifications If you are wondering which type of alcohol (ethanol) is food grade, the answer is straightforward. The chemical formula for this type of ethyl alcohol is C2H5OH. Food Grade Ethanol is a colorless liquid solvent that is about 99.5% pure and is not denatured with poisons. This commonly used chemical is frequently labeled by retailers such as Lab Alley as “200 Proof”, “Food Grade Industrial Alcohol”, "ACS Reagent Grade", “undenatured ethanol”, "grain alcohol", "drinking alcohol", "pure alcohol" or “organic ethanol”. Technically, food grade ethanol can not always be classified as organic ethanol. Food Grade Ethanol sold by Lab Alley meets USP testing specifications. A permit is not required to purchase food grade ethanol online from Lab Alley. Use the Lab Alley Grade Selector to determine which grade of ethanol is right for your use or application.
Chemical, Physical and Solvent Properties Of Ethanol
Food Grade Ethanol Is Safe Qualified experts in the U.S. (FDA) have determined that food grade ethanol is a substance that is safe to use in food products, cosmetics, beauty products, herbal extractions, perfumes, culinary extracts, food additives, beverages, cannabis products and medicinal plant extracts. Food grade ethanol is safe to drink although we do not recommend this application. When undiluted, food grade ethanol has a strong taste and a burning aftertaste. Standard ethanol is used in alcoholic beverages, as an antiseptic and as a fuel, whereas food grade ethanol is not used in these applications because it is more expensive. Pure undenatured ethanol is normally used in medical applications and as a food and plant processing solvent. Food grade ethanol is used in manufacturing processes where no harmful contaminants can be present in the products produced. Because ethanol kills microorganisms like bacteria, fungi and viruses, it is safely used in personal care products such as hand sanitizers, astringents and lotions. Food grade ethanol is manufactured using processes such as fermentation from all natural biomass products such as grains, sugar cane, sugar beet, corn, wheat and fruits.
Do Not Substitute Retail Brands Of Ethanol For Food Grade Ethanol If you are looking for a food grade alcohol substitute, be careful what you buy. Most of the food grade ethanol purchased in the United States in not purchased at Walmart or at a pharmacy. Retail stores and drugs stores in the U.S. are not suppliers of food grade ethanol. Food grade ethanol is completely different than Everclear, a brand of grain alcohol produced in the USA by Luxco. The type of ethanol used for fireplace fuel is also completely different than food grade ethanol. Do not buy 190 proof alcohol at a liquor store or wine store if you need food grade ethanol for you specific application. Many states in the U.S. ban the retail sale of 190-proof grain alcohol. These states require a permit to purchase it for commercial or medicinal use. The bulk of "200 proof ethanol food grade" purchased in America is ordered online from lab and chemical supply companies such as Lab Alley. The food grade alcohol market is expanding rapidly. You can buy ethanol for sale online in the U..S from Lab Alley. Prices for undenatured ethanol start at $29.90. Buy bulk (wholesale) ethanol, denatured ethanol and 200 proof ethanol from Lab Alley.
The Price Of Food Grade Ethanol Factors, such as the quantity purchased, effect the price of food grade ethanol. If food grade ethanol is purchased in bulk from a wholesaler such as Lab Alley, the price for a 55 gallon drum can be as low as $699.90. Prices by unit volume are more expensive when small amounts of food grade ethanol are bought. You can purchase a pint of food grade ethanol online on this website for $29.90.
F.C.C. Grade Ethanol (Food Grade Ethanol) For Sale The “FCC” acronym is an abbreviation for “Food Chemical Codex”. The FCC is a collection of standards used to verify the identity, quality and purity of the food ingredients. “FCC grade alcohol” or “Food Grade” ethanol is a natural product used in the food and beverage manufacturing and processing industries to extract essential oils, aromas and flavors from plant materials. For example, premium food grade ethanol purchased from Lab Alley, is used to manufacture vanilla extract by curing and processing vanilla beans in a mixture of water and ethanol.
Permits Are Not Required To Purchase Food Grade Ethanol Lab Alley customers are NOT required to apply and obtain a valid Federal Industrial Alcohol Userpermitfrom the Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau (TTB).
Food Grade Ethanol Applications In The Cannabis Processing Industry Cannabis extraction facilities purchase food grade ethanol online from Lab Alley every day of the year.Cannabis potency testingandmanufacturing labsorder food grade ethanol from Lab Alley to test cannabis products for CBD and THClevels. Cannabis extraction facilities isolate specific compounds such ascannabidiol (CBD),cannabinol (CBN), myrcene, linalool andtetrahydrocannabinol (THC). Cannabis extraction grade (food grade) ethanolpurchased from Lab Alley is used as a solvent by cannabis processing industry firms to manufacture cannabis products such asediblesand full spectrumCBD tinctures. Testing labs use solvents such as ethanol to performHPLC(High Performance Liquid Chromatography) procedures to separate, identify, and quantify various cannabis flower components in a mixture. Cannabis products such ascannabis oilthat are sold to consumers, often list the THC and CBD levels on the packaging. Labs obtain these measurements by using ethanol. CBD is used therapeutically for everything from chronic pain to insomnia. Cannabis companies are buying more food grade ethanol ever since President Trump signed the Agriculture Improvement Act of 2018, whichlegalized hempin all 50 states.
Buy Extraction Grade Ethanol For Cannabis Extraction Many of Lab Alley customers buy extraction grade ethanol for use in large scale cannabis extraction facilities in the United States. Cannabis extraction facilities often buy food grade ethanol in bulk by purchasing5gallon pailsand55 gallon drumsonline through this website. Permits are not required to buy the food grade ethanol that is for sale here. This polar solvent is used to produce high quality extracts along with high cannabinoid and terpene yields.Terpenesare chemicals constituents of the essential oils from cannabis. These aromatic molecules are incredible medicinal value. For mid-scale cannabis extraction operations, cannabis ethanol extraction is often preferred to hydrocarbon extraction methods. Ethanol purchased from Lab Alley is excellent for producing full spectrum tinctures and hemp extracts.CBD oilfrom cannabis is not the same as “hemp oil” or “hempseed oil” extracted from hemp. Full-spectrum hemp and cannabis extracts are produced using solvent-based methodologies like ethanol or techniques such aslipid solvent extraction,hydrocarbon extractionand supercritical CO2. Using ethanol is one of the most economical ways to produce cannabis and hemp extracts such as flavanoids and CBD. Supercritical CO2 is a more expensive but cleaner option. Just the cost of a CO2 extraction machine can be expensive with some prices running from$135,000 to $150,000. For more information about buying ethanol for cannabis extraction in the U.S.,click here.
Because n-heptane is unsafe for human consumption, this solution addresses two big problems:
An ethanol and n-heptane solution cannot be safety consumed by a human being, and therefore is not subject to the federal excise taxes that are notoriously high. This legal distinction can take the purchase of a 55 gallon drum of ethanol, totaling over $2000, and lower costs by over $1400 per drum.
N-heptane has a similar solubility parameter to ethanol, and only a slightly higher boiling point than ethanol (ethanol’s boiling point is 78.37C, where n-heptane’s is 98.42C), making it an easy addition to the extraction process requiring very few adjustments.
Companies using extraction grade ethanol report only slight changes to their THC and CBD extraction methods and processes. Regardless, it is crucial to put products produced with unfamiliar procedures through vigorous analytical testing to ensure the product remains safe for market consumption. While pure n-heptane is a legal solvent under many state laws, it is not a food grade chemical, meaning it must be completely purged from final products, and of course, cannot be used in tinctures for edible manufacturing.