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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 12 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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works great and simplifies
Gerald F on Mar 27, 2020
easier than making a starter from old DME
Jim Linehan on Mar 27, 2020
works great and simplifies
Gerald F on Mar 27, 2020
Because it's dead simple.
John M F on Mar 27, 2020
easier than making a starter from old DME
Jim Linehan on Mar 27, 2020
Great easy Starter for Dry or Liquid Yeast, with this you can get 2-3 5 gallon batches of brew from 1 can of this and 1 yeast packet!
John L on Mar 26, 2020
Makes starter yeast propagation a breeze
Jaime J on Mar 25, 2020
Makes building a starter SUPER simple!
Jimmy R H on Mar 23, 2020
To make yeast starters quickly
Gregory D on Mar 21, 2020
I always use these to help make liquid yeast starters.
Eric H on Mar 21, 2020
Tired of doing boiled and cooled starters sho I thought I would give this a try.
Richard Beckley on Mar 21, 2020
Dylan B on Mar 19, 2020
This product helps save time when making a starter. Great product!
Kenneth M on Mar 19, 2020
Great starter
John C on Mar 18, 2020
I need it for the starter
Dale O on Mar 16, 2020
John V on Mar 16, 2020
Picked so I don't need to buy DME to make the starter for the coming brew.
Adam G on Mar 12, 2020
Easy way to go...
Kenneth S on Mar 11, 2020
too lazy to make wort for yeast starters
Gary G on Mar 5, 2020
first try
Chris P on Mar 3, 2020
Good starter
nicholas d on Mar 2, 2020
Good price, have used fast pitch previously
Peter Saavedra III on Mar 2, 2020
Works great and is WAY easier than making your own wort starter.
Scott C on Feb 29, 2020
to make yeast starter
Danny S on Feb 26, 2020
Easier than making my own starter
Christine N on Feb 22, 2020
Easiest yeast starter wort I have ever used
Robert F G on Feb 14, 2020
Makes starting yeast simple
Sam T on Feb 13, 2020
Works like a charm for starters!
Jason O on Feb 12, 2020
jason l on Feb 11, 2020
Good reviews
Tyrone A on Feb 11, 2020
Going to do more liquid yeast starters
Wayne Tourigny on Feb 5, 2020
Great product. I only wish it were sold here by the case!
Douglas B. on Feb 1, 2020
Daivd R on Jan 31, 2020
New to me
1431 Pine S on Jan 23, 2020
Starters are so much easier with this. Canned wort works well.
Valued C on Jan 18, 2020
Starters are so much easier with this. Canned wort works well.
Valued C on Jan 18, 2020
To make yeast starter
Curt Faust on Jan 17, 2020
Keep yeast happy
Devin B on Jan 14, 2020
Looking for canned wort to make a yeast starter
Brandon S on Jan 13, 2020
faster yeast starter preparation
Patrick L on Jan 9, 2020
Less hassle than making wort for yeast starter
Jessica L on Dec 28, 2019
Yeast starters are very easy and do not strain the yeast.
Gregory on Dec 24, 2019
so much easier than making starter with DME
John S on Dec 20, 2019
Save time making starter
John L A on Dec 17, 2019
Makes my Day Easy
ANTONIO CISNEROS on Dec 14, 2019
Save time prepping for brew day
Aaron P on Dec 10, 2019
Easiest way to build a starter
Gary G on Dec 4, 2019
Easier to do a yeast starter
John pockl on Nov 27, 2019
because it's awesome and i'm lazy
Luis D on Nov 26, 2019
convenience of making a yeast starter
Laura B on Nov 25, 2019
Make starters easier
Sam Robinson on Nov 25, 2019
so much easier then making a starter with DME
Dwayne Kieffer on Nov 20, 2019
Because it's dead simple.
John M F on Mar 27, 2020
Great easy Starter for Dry or Liquid Yeast, with this you can get 2-3 5 gallon batches of brew from 1 can of this and 1 yeast packet!
John L on Mar 26, 2020
Do I no longer have to add yeast nutrient at the end of my boil?
Michael Kauder on Jan 4, 2019
BEST ANSWER: I sure would. Get yourself some servomyces packets and off ya go!!
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: Hi AJ - One liter is equivalent to 33.814oz, the finished product will be one ounce less than a liter.
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 will answer my own question. Yes you can as long as you have a true 2 liter flask. My so called 2 liter Pyrex flask is really only graduated to1800 ML while my generic one holds 2000 ML with room to spare.the Krausen came close to the top but soon settled down. I don't think I would recommend trying it without a stir plate.
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: In practice 1 can/5 gallon batch for a low to medium gravity batch works well. For a 2 gallon batch, 1 can will be enough.
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.

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Perfect solution for making easy 1L starters
I was one of those wrong-headed folks who resisted making yeast starter for far too long mainly because it just seemed like a lot of work. Propper takes the hassle out of the equation. Now that I've seen the difference a yeast starter makes with the fermentation process, I'm a complete convert.
March 24, 2020
3 weeks ago
Excellent product will buy again
March 20, 2020
4 weeks ago
Have your umbrella ready
I like these, although they spray all over when you open them. Much easier and faster than a regular starter.
March 12, 2020
1 month ago
Great product
This product is fantastic! Saves so much time compared to making a starter the old fashioned way and it's so easy to use. This is my go to from now on.
March 5, 2020
1 month ago
Great product makes pitching yeast so much easier. Just pour the contents of the can into your beaker along with water and your yeast and spin it on your stir plate and you’ll have pleanty of healthy yeast on brew day to get your beer started with the fermentation.
February 28, 2020
1 month ago
Worth the time savings alone
After trying Propper, I'll never make a starter the traditional way. I have a busy job and two children under 5. Propper takes almost all of the work and frustration out of making a starter.

Thanks to Propper I actually use liquid yeast again. Buy yourself a value pack of bottled water and a couple four packs of Propper and make yeast propagation great again. Love this stuff! Get some and try it. You won't be sorry.
February 21, 2020
1 year ago
Great product, makes yeast starters so much easier. Have used it for three batches with no problems.
February 11, 2020
1 month ago
Worked great worked great
February 3, 2020
2 months ago
easy and does the job with me boiling anything
January 23, 2020
3 months ago
Easy and less Time
The easy way to make a starter in no time
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January 16, 2020
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