How to Buy Food Grade Ethanol in Minnesota

How to Buy Food Grade Ethanol in Minnesota

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

Steps to Buy Food Grade Ethanol in Minnesota

Step 1 – Read and understand Minnesota Ethyl Alcohol Rules and Regulations. Links to relevant statutes and contact information provided below.

Step 2 – Obtain your Permit to Purchase and/or Possess Ethyl Alcohol and/or Distilled Spirits.

Step 3 - Email your approved permit to 

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

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

Minnesota Rules and Regulations for Food Grade Ethanol

Food grade ethanol is regulated by the Minnesota Alcohol & Gambling Enforcement.

​​Minnesota Rules Language

  • Minnesota Chapter 340A. Liquor: 

  • Minnesota Regulations Specifically Referencing Food Grade Ethanol: 

          7515.1430 INDUSTRIAL PURCHASERS.


How long does it take to ship Ethanol to Minnesota?

Transit time via FedEx Ground from our distillery in Maine to Minnesota takes approximately 3 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.


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. Learn more about shipping and recieving Culinary Solvent.

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.

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.

Yes, customers who wish to have thier orders ship without requiring a signature at delivery may complete a signature realse form before the order ships. Use this link to download the blank form and learn more.