Propper Starter™ Canned Wort

Propper Starter™ Canned Wort

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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.


  • 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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These definitely help my yeast get the proper start they need before pitching!
Timothy H on Sep 27, 2022
Never used before. Am trying
Valued C on Sep 13, 2022
These definitely help my yeast get the proper start they need before pitching!
Timothy H on Sep 27, 2022
See if it saves time over boiling & cooling my own wort for the starter
Wayne W on Sep 15, 2022
Never used before. Am trying
Valued C on Sep 13, 2022
Greater Starter
Mark Thompson on Sep 9, 2022
maybe easier then dme- It will be my first try with it
Jon K on Sep 3, 2022
long shelf life
Christopher T on Aug 31, 2022
It's convenient
Thomas B on Aug 26, 2022
Pitch and ditch!
Valued C on Aug 25, 2022
Beer starter for the lazy
Samuel F on Aug 22, 2022
Used it many times and it is awesome
Nicolas Proctor on Aug 20, 2022
Lazy day brewing
Alan D on Aug 19, 2022
For my omega yeast.
Victor Soto on Aug 17, 2022
simple starter
Elijah L on Jul 29, 2022
David V on Jul 27, 2022
Easy to use yeast starter
Joseph on Jul 25, 2022
good reviews
Rohit M on Jul 23, 2022
Need complete process
Merk on Jul 22, 2022
Easier starter preparation
Derrik C on Jul 20, 2022
To build yeast starters on short notice.
Kyle Heon on Jul 16, 2022
To make starters
Joseph Dauria on Jul 15, 2022
works well
jamie w on Jul 12, 2022
Past experience
Everett H on Jul 7, 2022
quicken starter process
Philip P on Jun 23, 2022
Quick and easy yeast starter
Russ C on Jun 21, 2022
I've been using this lately because it makes putting starter together sooo easy!
Eric B on Jun 21, 2022
Easy way to do a starter
Andrew T on Jun 17, 2022
Because I'm tired of spending 4 hours a week cooling yeast starters.
Nolan R K on Jun 15, 2022
Because I didn't save wort for my yeast starter
Eric M on Jun 14, 2022
Never tried before but I wanted to do a starter this time
Wesley A D on Jun 13, 2022
Makes starters easier and saves time.
Kevin B on Jun 10, 2022
Big time saver
Eric Hook on May 28, 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 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
Grant K on Mar 23, 2022
Time saver
Eric Hook on Mar 23, 2022
I need It!
Bernard T on Mar 23, 2022
See if it saves time over boiling & cooling my own wort for the starter
Wayne W on Sep 15, 2022
Greater Starter
Mark Thompson on Sep 9, 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.
Is there anything problem using this in lower gravity than 1.060 og ?
Ernie on Sep 1, 2022
BEST ANSWER: I suppose it depends on what you mean. Making a yeast starter for beer lower than 1.060 OG? If so, yeast starters are still essential in my opinion. Yeast need love and a healthy pitch will give you a hearty beer. Of course that’s removing any other variables/factors that a brewer may desire regarding yeast and it’s characteristics at certain pitch rates. Relax, don’t worry, pitch using a starter, and have a much better homebrew
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
easiest starter ever
Propper makes doing a yeast starter easy and clean. No more mess with DME. Try it!
September 30, 2022
2 weeks ago
Rated 5 out of 5
Yeast on steroids
Used it with my last 2 higher gravity beers ( a juicy IPA and a hazy). Bubbled like crazy starting on brew night and had to use a blow off tube on both batches.
September 28, 2022
3 weeks ago
Rated 5 out of 5
Starter for Octoberfest
I have never had it so easy. This product is a small batch brewer's friend. I just followed product instructions to the letter and it worked. No more calculating starters for 5 gallon batches for me. Thank you More Beer for this recommendation.
August 24, 2022
1 month ago
Rated 5 out of 5
No more hour long starters.
Only used it once so far but super easy and the beer taste great.
August 8, 2022
2 months ago
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
5 months ago
Rated 5 out of 5
Great for fast starters
March 1, 2022
9 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
1 year ago
Rated 5 out of 5
Get Propper Starter
Great product! Fast, easy, no messes to worry about.
September 15, 2021
1 year 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
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
1 year ago