How does it work2020-09-17T11:53:23+00:00

Installed in the cool room, CellarControl inhibits biofilm build-up within your beer lines – saving money and improving beer quality.

Click the explainer video below to see how it works.

Beer line cleaning system CellarControl installed in the cool room

Consisting of a control unit and activators, CellarControl works 24/7 to protect your beer lines, improve beer quality and reduce wastage.

CellarControl is an addition to your current beer line system, that uses low frequency sweeping sound technology to inhibit biofilm growth. This technology is used in many industries worldwide, such as commercial pool treatment, town water treatment, hydroponics, medical, dental care and many more. The technology was first introduced into the Australian cellar industry in 2007 and has been used internationally since the early 1990’s.

Each CellarControl system features a control unit and activators (one activator for each main drop lead line, installed at the keg). The activators treat the beer lines 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, transmitting sweeping sound frequencies preventing build-up on the beer lines, meaning you only have to do a line clean every 6-8 weeks and you get a clean, great tasting beer – every time. The system is unobtrusive and uses little power.

With CellarControl, you only need to clean your beer lines 9 times a year, rather than 52 times a year. Imagine the savings in beer wastage, chemicals, labour and all other associated costs with your beer line cleans.

Easily retrofitted to any venue

CellarControl can be easily fitted to any existing venue, no matter the size, new or old. The system is install in the morning prior to service.

Perfect for all beers – especially craft beers

CellarControl works great with all beers and ciders. In fact, it’s regarded as the best craft beer cleaning system available.

Clean your lines the same way as before

Once installed, you clean your lines the same way as before – only less often. Use your current line cleaning chemical, or switch to Maxi-Enzyme for optimal results.

Extends equipment life

CellarControl has no negative impact on your current beer system – in fact, CellarControl has proven to extend the life of your cellar equipment.

How biofilm works – and why you need to prevent it.

Before CellarControl

Pictured – An illustration of biofilm growth within a beer line over time. The biofilm attaches and further spreads on the walls of the line, releasing harmful bacteria and increasing lactic acid counts, resulting in poor quality beer.

Biofilm is the cause behind the growth of bacteria within the beer line. Acting like a glue on the beer line walls and containing yeast and bacteria, it enables the further growth and spread of wild yeast, lactic acid and other harmful bacterias. Over time, this biofilm causes higher bacteria growth. Biofilm growth happens quickly, and within two weeks this can have a noticeable negative effect on your beer quality. Biofilm growth is typically treated by regular line cleaning.

After CellarControl

Pictured – Using scientifically proven sweeping sound technology, biofilm growth within the beer line is inhibited. With significantly reduced biofilm growth, spoilage bacteria is unable to grow and spread.

CellarControl technology inhibits biofilm growth within the beer line. Using scientifically endorsed sweeping sound technology, biofilm growth is drastically reduced, resulting in a cleaner tasting beer for longer – and enabling you to conduct beer line cleaning every 6-8 weeks, while still achieving optimal beer quality. Without biofilm growth, bacteria and lactic acid counts are kept at an absolute minimum, and ensuring your beer is served the way it was supposed to be – without the high cleaning costs.

Scientifically endorsed with extensive bacterial and scientific testing. Setting a new standard in draft beer quality.

CellarControl’s cleaning cycle has been tested and endorsed by EcoDiagnostics – a leading Government accredited laboratory specialising in beer testing for major brewers. Extensive testing across multiple venues has shown that CellarControl in fact improves beer quality compared to traditional line cleaning practices, while reducing line cleaning requirements. By using CellarControl, along with regular cleaning of tap and coupling equipment, you will have the best beer quality possible.

“The testing demonstrates that bacteria and wild yeast levels remained low up until the 6 week clean and verifies the claims made by Hunter Technologies over the use of CellarControl.”
Dr Mark Castalanelli – EcoDiagnostics

We’re committed to helping you serve the perfect beer – so we’ve made a full cleaning guide, covering all aspects of your beer system.

Frequently Asked Questions

Do you provide any checklists or guides to maintain optimal beer quality?2019-11-06T05:04:47+00:00

Yes – we provide comprehensive checklists and guides that provide step-by-step, week-by-week instructions on maintaining your beer system as a whole. Created by leading industry experts, these guides set a new standard in best practice and are a vital part of ensuring the best possible beer quality at your venue. These checklists are provided upon installation for your reference.

Do I have to change my existing setup? Can the system be installed in an existing cellar room?2019-10-15T13:45:56+00:00

No changes to your existing equipment are required, and your lines are cleaned the same way as before. The system can be installed into almost any pub or club.

Does it matter how long the beer lines are?2019-10-15T13:43:54+00:00

With CellarControl installed in some of Australia’s largest venues, we can treat beer lines of any size. Contact us if you have any questions.

How many lines can the system treat?2019-10-15T13:38:45+00:00

CellarControl can treat an unlimited number of lines – installed on the drop lead for each keg. Please note: the number of systems required is not based on individual tap lines. CellarControl activators are installed on the main feed lines.

Is the CellarControl system available only on rent?2019-10-15T13:37:07+00:00

CellarControl is only available on rental, as this is the most cost effective way to start saving money straight away, and allows us to maintain the system regularly.

Does long term use effect the beer lines?2019-10-15T13:36:06+00:00

No – The system has no negative impact on your beer lines from long term use. The system simply inhibits growth from within the beer lines. In fact, our clients have found that CellarControl extends the life of their beer lines.

Has the system been scientifically tested?2019-11-06T01:00:22+00:00

CellarControl has been extensively tested by Government approved laboratories. CellarControl’s cleaning cycle has been tested and endorsed by EcoDiagnostics – a leading Government accredited laboratory specialising in beer testing for major brewers, and ongoing quality testing is conducted by ALH Food and Pharmaceutical. For more information on our testing programs, visit the Case Studies page.

Does CellarControl treat the entire length of the beer line?2019-10-15T13:22:14+00:00

Yes – From keg to tap, the entire beer line is treated. Cellar equipment such as beer pumps, FOB’s, manifolds or other parts do not affect the operation of the system.

Does the system affect beer flow?2019-10-15T13:21:25+00:00

CellarControl is installed on the exterior of the beer lines, and does not contact the beer directly – so there is no effect on beer flow.

Are there any contracts?2019-10-15T13:14:58+00:00

There are no lock-in contracts – you pay month-by-month for the system.

Does it work with ciders and craft beers?2019-10-15T13:12:21+00:00

Yes, CellarControl works with all ciders and craft beers. You can clean these lines every 6 weeks, along with your standard beers.

Who is using CellarControl?2019-10-15T13:14:12+00:00

We have hundreds of venues all over Australia, New Zealand and the UK – From small country pubs and clubs, to large metropolitan pub groups – and have been the leading supplier of preventative cleaning technology since 2007. Contact Us to see who is using CellarControl in your area.

CellarControl recommends Maxi-Enzyme – the safest and most effective beer line cleaning solution available today. Powerful multi-enzymatic cleaner, HACCP Certified, near pH neutral and safe to use. Find out more at

Serve great quality beer while reducing your line cleaning costs.

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