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How to Buy Food Grade Ethanol in Idaho

How to Buy Food Grade Ethanol in Idaho

Updated: June 2022 by Josh Hopkins
Buying food grade ethanol in Idaho is allowed under Idaho's laws with a permit or license.  Follow these steps to buy food grade alcohol in Idaho, shipped direct via FedEx Ground to business or residential addresses throughout the state of Idaho.

Steps to Buy Food Grade Ethanol in Idaho

Step 1 – Read and understand Idaho's High Proof Ethyl Alcohol Rules and Regulations. 

Step 2 – Obtain your Permit to Purchase High Proof Ethyl Alcohol from the Idaho State Liquor Division.

Step 3 –  Email your approved permit to ship@culinarysolvent.com  

Step 4 – Visit the Culinary Solvent online storefront and select the food grade ethanol products you wish to order.

Step 5 – Plan to receive your delivery.  Orders to Idaho ship requiring an adult signature at the time of delivery. Read more about receiving your ethanol delivery.


How does Culinary Solvent ship to Idaho? 

Orders are shipped using new, sustainably sourced materials.  Orders arrive in craft cardboard boxes for discrete and reliable transportation per DOT regulations for transporting ethanol.  Unless specified below, all orders ship via FedEx Ground. 
  • Pints, Quarts, and Gallons:  FedEx Ground to Commercial or Residential Destination. Packaged using sustainable materials. Realtime tracking provided by FedEx.
  • Individual 5 Gallon Jugs: FedEx Ground to Commercial or Residential Destination. Packaged using sustainable materials. Realtime tracking provided by FedEx.
  • Bulk in 5 gallon jugs and 55 gallon drums: Freight to Commercial or Residential Destination with Curbside Drop Off. Palletized. Lowered to ground level at delivery.

Idaho Rules and Regulations for Food Grade Ethanol:

Food grade ethanol is regulated by the Idaho State Liquor Division.

Address: Idaho State Liquor Division,1349 E. Beechcraft Ct, Boise, ID 83716
Phone Number: (208) 884-7060
Email: ethyl@liquor.idaho.gov
General Website: https://liquor.idaho.gov/


Idaho Rules Language:


Idaho Title 23 statutes specifically relevant to Food Grade Ethanol: 


When will my order to Idaho ship?

Orders placed by 9am EST Monday - Friday ship the same day.  Orders placed on Friday after 9am will ship the following Monday.  If Monday is a holiday, orders will process on the next available open business day.

Can I pay extra for faster shipping?

At this time, expedited shipping options are not available for food grade ethanol.  To ensure the safe transport of ethanol, the Department of Transportation mandates that only ground carriers may be used.  This restriction on shipping food grade alcohol via air service unfortunately limits the transport time to certain locations in the US.  

How Long Does It Take to Ship Ethanol to Idaho?

Transit time via FedEx Ground from our distillery in Maine to Idaho takes approximately 5 business days.  Depending on where you live, Saturday and Sunday's are sometimes counted as business days...  You will receive tracking updates directly from FedEx, including an update the day before expected delivery. 

Where Can I learn More About Buying Food Grade Ethanol?

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