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Propper Starter™ Canned Wort

Propper Starter™ Canned Wort

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Description

Propper Starter™ is condensed wort in a can, allowing you to make a yeast starter in minutes! No need to make a mess in the kitchen measuring out DME, and no need to waste time boiling and cooling before you pitch your yeast. Simply open a can of Propper Starter™, pour it into your flask along with 16 oz of bottled or distilled water, then add your yeast. It's that simple!

One can of Propper Starter™ with 16 oz of water will make a 1L starter with a gravity of 1.040. It is recommended to use the 1:1 dilution rate, regardless of the original gravity of your wort.

Making a proper yeast starter will offer higher cell counts at the time the yeast is pitched, leading to faster, healthier fermentations and better tasting beer! They're especially recommended for lagers and any beer that has an original gravity of 1.060 or higher.

Instructions:

  • Sanitize flask, stir bar, top of can and yeast pack
  • Swirl and open can, then pour contents into flask
  • Add 16 oz of bottled or distilled water to flask
  • Pitch yeast and swirl flask to mix
  • Add stir bar to flask, cover with foil, and mix on stir plate*

Recommended Use:

  • For high gravity beers (1.060 OG or higher)
  • For cold pitching lagers
  • For yeast packs that recommend a starter
  • For yeast packs nearing expiration
Ingredients: water, barley malt extract, yeast nutrient
 
Shelf life of 24 months. Refrigeration not required.
 
*Note: the use of a stir plate is not required for making a yeast starter, but is highly recommended, as it will further increase cell count through continuous aeration. For recommended stir plates and Erlenmeyer flasks, see below under "You Might Also Need".
 
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I'm lazy!
Kevin Stewart on May 25, 2022
Good product
Gene on May 24, 2022
I'm lazy!
Kevin Stewart on May 25, 2022
I like it
Steven J on May 24, 2022
Good product
Gene on May 24, 2022
Makes starters easy
Nicholas J on May 24, 2022
Wanted to do a yeast starter and seemed easier and faster than DME
Stephen M R on May 7, 2022
I heard it was good
Brian W on May 7, 2022
Research yeast Starter
Travis G on May 3, 2022
For ensuring enough yeast
Eric E on May 3, 2022
Always use as starter
Liana on Apr 28, 2022
Wanted to give yeast a head start.
John K on Apr 27, 2022
Yeast starter
Melissa E on Apr 8, 2022
Yeast starter
Melissa E on Apr 8, 2022
Because I am lazy...
Jon Koerber on Apr 6, 2022
Useful for making starters and is cheaper then local shop
Joshua H on Apr 6, 2022
Saves time and allow you to get brewing sooner
David W on Apr 1, 2022
This makes starters so much easier
Russell Bonsall on Mar 31, 2022
Simplicity
Grant K on Mar 23, 2022
Time saver
Eric Hook on Mar 23, 2022
I need It!
Bernard T on Mar 23, 2022
makes making a starter easy
marc d on Mar 17, 2022
reasonable price
BRENDAN P K on Mar 9, 2022
to help the yeast cultivate
Brandon G on Mar 7, 2022
Quick and easy way to make a yeast starter
Ken T B on Mar 3, 2022
starter for harvested yeast
Mark T on Feb 25, 2022
Trying to fix a stuck fermentation
Levi Stephen K on Feb 25, 2022
Same as yeast starter kit
Charles M on Feb 19, 2022
to help with the yeast
Nic P on Feb 16, 2022
so easy to do a starter this way
Michael H on Feb 15, 2022
deal of the day
Scott S on Feb 10, 2022
Saves time
John D on Feb 2, 2022
Yeast propagation
Eric O on Jan 29, 2022
Liked the sound of fast/easy starters. Good reviews
Eric T on Jan 28, 2022
It looks interesting and easier than using DME.
Jason C on Jan 26, 2022
I'm lazy and makes getting a starter so easy.
Kevin B on Jan 22, 2022
Why not
Neil K on Jan 22, 2022
Never tried one
Kevin V on Jan 11, 2022
I used it once before it worked well.
Jamie M on Jan 10, 2022
Easy Pease way to Drinkey
Donald O on Jan 10, 2022
Making a starter for high gravity wort
Bryce Tuttle on Dec 31, 2021
Get it done
JASON BLAKE O on Dec 16, 2021
Ease of use.
Steven W on Dec 15, 2021
quicker / easier to use for starter
Roger S on Dec 14, 2021
handy time-saver
William W on Dec 4, 2021
Brewing
Loren D on Dec 2, 2021
does wonders
Jeff K. on Nov 27, 2021
super convenient
Ed M on Nov 25, 2021
trying it out to see if it makes an improvement
Doug F on Nov 24, 2021
yeast starter
Andrew T K on Nov 24, 2021
super easy to make starters with
Joseph A M on Nov 23, 2021
This is way easier than making your own starter from scratch, worth a few bucks for sure.
Cody King on Nov 23, 2021
I like it
Steven J on May 24, 2022
Makes starters easy
Nicholas J on May 24, 2022
Do I no longer have to add yeast nutrient at the end of my boil?
Michael Kauder on Jan 4, 2019
BEST ANSWER: Was wondering the same, but will continue to add 1/2 tsp anyway since yeast nutrient is so cheap. Can't hurt.
Can I get away with doing a 2 liter starter in a 2 liter flask since there is no boil? I use a stir plate
Edward Bell on Sep 25, 2019
BEST ANSWER: I started with one 16oz can Propper and 16oz RO water - After 24 hrs I added one more can 16oz Propper and only 8oz of water (this put the SG back to around 1.040 with existing solution). I used a stir plate with FermCap drops so the krausen wouldn't creep out the top of the 2L Erlenmeyer flask into my air lock. I had extremely healthy, proliferate, active yeast after 48 hrs from one Whitelabs Yeast pouch.
One can is 16 oz, and the instructions on this page suggest adding 16 oz of water, which would make 32 oz total. This is equal to a quart, not a liter as stated, right?
AJ T on Apr 18, 2019
BEST ANSWER: Yes but a quart and a liter are pretty close (enough), especially when compared to the "usual" 5-gallon homebrew batch.
Do you need to use fermaid k or any yeast nutrient to the starter with this?
Chris Burger on Mar 20, 2019
BEST ANSWER: No just add 16 oz of distilled water and your yeast and you are good to go. You will need to mix on a stir plate in a flask with the top covered in foil for 24 hours so plan ahead.
How many cans for a 2 gallon fermenter?
Cory Thomas on Jan 27, 2020
BEST ANSWER: one half would seem right to me for ales. i'd consider freezing the other half for your next batch to keep it out of harm's way. i haven't tried this myself as i brew five gallons and use a full can.
Do I have to use sterilized/boiled water for the 16oz of added volume??
Jeremy Reed on Jan 4, 2019
BEST ANSWER: Bottled water is an easy source of clean product.
Why does this product have a P65 warning from California?
Nathaniel Whalen on Jun 2, 2021
BEST ANSWER: The materials used on the label forces us to add a prop 65 warning. There is nothing touching your beer that is subject to the prop 65 restrictions.
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Rated 5 out of 5
Super convenient
Even though I have everything I need to make my own starters (DME, etc.) it is noce not to have to mess around with extra steps on some brew days!
April 18, 2022
Purchased
1 month ago
Rated 5 out of 5
Great for fast starters
March 1, 2022
Purchased
5 months ago
Rated 5 out of 5
Totally worth it, SO EASY!
I really didn't want to spend the money on canned wort, but MoreBeer's affordable prices tempted me into trying it - I was tired of rushing through making starter wort. After the first use, I'm hooked!
My stove is so much more clean now that I don't have to deal with hot break for a starter, nothing, nothing.... VOLCANO, lol.
November 9, 2021
Purchased
1 year ago
Rated 5 out of 5
Get Propper Starter
Great product! Fast, easy, no messes to worry about.
September 15, 2021
Purchased
8 months ago
Rated 5 out of 5
Propper Starter
This stuff is great! Had been using canned wort from another supplier but they hadn’t had any in stock for over a year. Propper starter seems to work even nicer than the brand that I had been using. Not to mention the fact that boiling DME is a thing of the past!
May 5, 2021
Purchased
1 year ago
Rated 5 out of 5
Easiest way to make a starter
I am a big fan of Omega yeast and this is the best way to make a starter. Yes, it may be a little pricey, but I have kids and don't always have the time or the patience to fiddle with cooking up and cooling a starter. What more could you want? Sterlize open the can, add water, add your yeast, put it on the stir plate and done. In my opinion, the convenience is worth the price charged.
May 4, 2021
Purchased
1 year ago
Rated 5 out of 5
Compared to making a mini-wort for a starter, this makes it a breeze. I'll never go back
May 4, 2021
Purchased
1 year ago
Rated 5 out of 5
This made all the difference in the world on fermentation in the 2 beers I've used it with. Fermented quicker and will better results than I've ever had.
March 24, 2021
Purchased
1 year ago
Rated 3 out of 5
The started itself was great and provided a robust fermentation. One of the cans however was leaking when it arrived.
March 22, 2021
Purchased
1 year ago
Rated 4 out of 5
Propper Yeast Starter
This was my first time using a Yeast Starter like Propper and it seemed to work very well. I bought a 4 pack so I'll know more about it as I use it. Very Easy !
March 18, 2021
Purchased
1 year ago