Fermentation cellar

Fermentation cellar

Where the rye turns into alcohol

Follow the milled grain on its journey to the fermentation cellar, where the rye turns into alcohol.

There are huge wooden fermentation tanks full of grist and water here, each one of which can hold an impressive 6,000 litres. Take a look at the mash pumps and recreate the fermentation process with the help of the molecular model construction kit, which you can experiment with.

A pleasant aroma drifts across from the distillate cellar next door. This is where you can find the herbs, grain and spices used in the various recipes for the Nordhausen specialities. Can you tell what goes into the distillates from their smell?