Österreichisches Normungsinstitut (Austrian Standards Bureau)
Önorm C 3001, September 1, 1997
Neutral Spirit, otherwise known as "Weingeist", is the alcohol of agricultural origin produced by the fermentation of mash containing sugar and the subsequent distillation and rectification.
Please note: This is an abridged translation of the original standard which is in German. For authenticity and for details of test methods etc. reference should be made to the original standard.
|1.||Alcohol content, in % by volume, minimum||96.4 %|
|2.||Appearance after dilution||Clear|
|6.||Aldehydes, as acetaldehyde, in mg/litre of absolute alcohol, maximum||5 (5 p.p.m)|
|7.||Fusel oils, as isoamyl alcohol, in mg/litre of absolute alcohol, maximum||5 (5 p.p.m)|
|8.||Methanol in mg/litre of absolute alcohol, maximum||400 (400 p.p.m)|
|10.||Total acids, as acetic acid, in mg/litre of absolute alcohol, maximum||20 (20 p.p.m)|
|11.||Permanganate time, in minutes, minimum||10|
|12.||Non-volatile residue after evaporation, in mg/litre of absolute alcohol, maximum||15 (15 p.p.m)|
|13.||UV-Absorption, maximum readings at:|
Note: The figures for parts per million (p.p.m), which appear in parentheses, are not contained in the original standard, but have been added to facilitate comparisons with other standards.