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Alcohol Extraction Frequently Asked Questions

What is Extractohol?

Extractohol is 200 Proof Food Grade Ethyl Alcohol

Extractohol-O is 190 Proof Natural Sugar Cane Food Grade Alcohol

What is Extractohol used for?

Extractohol is used to produce maximum extraction leaving minimal residual.

Why use Extractohol as a solvent?

Extractohol is the best natural extractor to create herbal extractions, oils and concentrates. It is much safer than Butane and less costly than CO2 equipment. Both Butane and CO2 often use an alcohol wash, and can still use Extractohol for best results.

Why is there a Hazmat Fee?

Extractohol is flammable and as such is required by the Department of Transportation to have special handling and label requirements.

How can I learn more about extraction?

There are so many methods of extraction, as well as what is being extracted, it is best to click on this link: Extraction Methods For Cannabis to learn more about extraction. and select the process that best suits your application.

Why is there a $27 per gallon Federal Excise tax, and why do I have to pay it?

The Federal Government has been taxing alcohol since 1776. It is mandatory and unavoidable.

What is Denatured Alcohol?

Denatured alcohol is Ethanol that has additives to make it undrinkable. It is considered a denatured rectified spirit, and requires No Federal Excise Tax.

How do you remove the Safety Cap from the Five Gallon container?

17 inch Channel Lock Pliers are recommended to remove the Hazmat Required Safety Cap. (First, remove security seal from bottom of cap.)