What alcohol should I use for tinctures?

What type of alcohol is used in tinctures?

Most tinctures use ethyl alcohol, which is a high-proof alcohol that is commercially available and very safe for consumption. Given that the amount of tincture taken is very small (usually between 20-40 drops) the amount of alcohol consumed is negligible.

Can you use any alcohol to make tincture?

Although most tinctures are made with vodka, you can also use other spirits, such as whisky, rum or gin. For an alcohol-free tincture, you can use glycerin or vinegar to extract the plant properties.

Is vodka or Everclear better for tinctures?

Vodka works fine for most things. Everclear isn’t necessary unless chemicals you’re trying to extract are particularly hydrophobic…in other words not soluble in water.

Can you make tincture with isopropyl alcohol?

Products like isopropyl alcohol are not intended to be consumed and should never be used when making a tincture—save that for cleaning your pipes!

Can you use brandy for tinctures?

40%- 50% alcohol is fine for most herbs used in preparations of alcohol based tinctures. This means that vodka or brandy can be used. Grain alcohol is utilized in many of the commercial formulations it is 95% alcohol and needs to be diluted. Since I prefer the taste of brandy and vodka they are what I generally use.

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What is pure cane alcohol?

It is cane alcohol, which means it’s based on sugarcane rather than corn. Environmentalists hail its use over corn-based alcohol because it’s more environmentally friendly. An acre of sugarcane-based ethyl alcohol produces double the amount of ethanol than an acre of the corn-based version.

Can I use tequila for tinctures?

Tequila can be made into tincture. If your alcohol is over 50 proof (25% volume alcohol by volume), you can use whatever you like (tequila, brandy, vodka, etc.). The industry recommends using a rate of at least 40% for preserving purposes.

What kind of vodka do you use for tincture?

80 proof vodka: Considered standard for most tinctures, 80 proof vodka should be used on fresh and dried herbs that don’t have a high moisture content (such as bay, dill, fennel, sage, and thyme).

What kind of vodka do you use for tinctures?

What Kind Of Vodka Do You Use For Tincture? A standard for most tinctures, 80 proof vodka is best for fresh or dried herbs with low moisture content, such as bay, dill, fennel, sage, and thyme.

Can you use 151 Everclear to make tincture?

Ingredients: 3.5 grams (one eighth) mid-grade flower (at 17.8% THC potency) 3 ounces everclear or other high-proof grain alcohol (151 proof or above)

What alcohol is 120 proof or higher?

Answer: Proof is defined as twice the alcohol (ethanol) content by volume. For example, a whisky with 50% alcohol is 100-proof whiskey. Anything 120-proof would contain 60% alcohol, and 80-proof means 40% of the liquid is alcohol.

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Can you make tincture with 70 alcohol?

A few things to note before you make a tincture:

requires only 60% alcohol. Of course, you can still use 90% alcohol, but if you want to be thrifty, you can dilute it 30% with distilled water and be confident you’re extracting the therapeutic constituents. Alcohol over 75% will extract constituents quicker.

Is isopropanol an alcohol?

Isopropyl alcohol is pure alcohol and is a colorless liquid with a musty, sharp odor. There are no other ingredients in a bottle of isopropyl alcohol. By contrast, rubbing alcohol contains isopropyl alcohol among other ingredients, such as water. Most rubbing alcohol brands contain 70% isopropyl alcohol.

How do you purge alcohol from tincture?

Most patients who want to reduce the alcohol content of their tinctures just put their dose into a cup and add a little boiling water. This will reduce around 20% of the alcohol in just a few minutes bring the alcohol content in a 5ml dose down to 00.18 of a unit of alcohol.