Spirits and the Law
What about the use of wood alcohol...cannot be consumed and with its low volitile point can be theoretically evaporated w/out loss of desired oils being lost...
or what about isopropl alchhol...the stuff commonly known as rubbing alcohol.
These options might extract different portions of the plant but considering the silliness of the laws concerning ethanol...what about if the ethanol was purchased from a chemical supply for extraction...has anyone looked into how the chemical industry is limited...there are plenty of items that are sold in ethanol suspension/solution that cannot realy be applied for in the way that drinking spirits are...research materials and all. And these things are shipped all the time.
Not that I have any idea where to even start looking for these answers...but aldrich labs might know something...since they are a large specialty chemical supply...the milwaukee offices do the special orders.
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> What about the use of wood alcohol...cannot beMany hardware shops carry denatured alcohol that may
> consumed and with its low volitile point can be
> theoretically evaporated w/out loss of desired oils
> being lost...
> or what about isopropl alchhol...the stuff commonly
> known as rubbing alcohol.
> These options might extract different portions of
> the plant but considering the silliness of the laws
> concerning ethanol...what about if the ethanol was
> purchased from a chemical supply for
> extraction...has anyone looked into how the chemical
> industry is limited...there are plenty of items that
> are sold in ethanol suspension/solution that cannot
> realy be applied for in the way that drinking
> spirits are...research materials and all. And these
> things are shipped all the time.
be used in perfume, incense & soap making. I know
that as a beginning merchant who specializes in
perfumes, lotions and other uses for Essential Oils
that per FDA regulations I am limited to using
denatured alcohol in my product line. As far as
industry goes; I got the following from
mostly about alcohol and taxation but gives a good
idea about how the US government pigeonholes different
kinds of alcohol.
"S5: How can I use distilled spirits in an industrial
product or process without having to pay the excise
The Internal Revenue Code provides three methods for
doing this. First, spirits that are denatured (i.e.,
treated with substances to make them unsuitable for
human beverage consumption) may be used free of tax by
a person who holds an industrial use permit. However,
no permit is needed to use completely denatured
alcohol or an approved article made from denatured
spirits. Denatured spirits are suitable in a wide
range of industrial applications, from mouthwash to
fuel, etc., but not in products for internal human
consumption, unless the spirits are removed. Second,
undenatured tax-free alcohol may be used by persons
such as research laboratories, hospitals,
universities, and government agencies, if they hold an
industrial use permit. Undenatured tax-free alcohol is
prohibited from use in the manufacture of any product
for sale. Third, undenatured distilled spirits on
which the tax has been paid may be used in the
manufacture of medicines, medicinal preparations, food
products, flavors, flavoring extracts, and perfume;
and then drawback may be claimed. This drawback is
similar to a refund; however, the drawback rate is $1
per proof gallon less than the applicable tax rate.
The Government keeps the difference. For further
information on using distilled spirits in any of these
ways, please contact the ATF National Revenue Center
at (800) 398-2282."
How odd to be replying to "alcohol and the law"
questions on a non Brewing list. ;^>
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