Case Study

How Chatswood RSL has maintained excellent beer quality for over a decade, while reducing their line cleaning costs with CellarControl.


Chatswood RSL is the premier club on the north side of Sydney. With over 15,000 members, they provide a wide range of options and entertainment that cater to all their members. The club installed CellarControl in January 2009, to treat 10 tap beers.

  • Objective

    To conduct beer quality testing, seven years following installation of CellarControl to maintain beer quality and reduce line cleaning costs. The venue conducts line cleaning every six weeks.

  • Solution

    Bacterial testing was conducted at Chatswood RSL in August 2016. Testing was conducted by ALS Food and Pharmaceutical.

  • Testing overview

    Tests conducted by ALS Food & Pharmaceutical on 5 beers – Carlton Draught, VB, Fat Yak, Tooheys Old and Tooheys New. Beer samples were taken at six weeks following a beer line clean and tested for wild yeast and lactic acid counts. The lower these counts, the better the beer quality.


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Test results – six weeks following line clean

All figures are in colony forming units (cfu) per ml. Lower numbers indicate better results.


The test results showed that six weeks following a line clean, beer quality at the Chatswood RSL was kept at exceptional quality. The results also demonstrate that even after many years in operation, CellarControl continues to maintain excellent beer quality. With bacterial counts at near 0 levels, Chatswood RSL are serving the best possible beer to their patrons, while reducing costs and wastage.

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