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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Valued C on Aug 7, 2020
Quick starter for using different yeasts
Derek P on Aug 5, 2020
Valued C on Aug 7, 2020
Makes making a yeast starter so much easier
Scott L on Aug 7, 2020
Quick starter for using different yeasts
Derek P on Aug 5, 2020
William R on Aug 5, 2020
time saver - 2 kids... you get it
Gavin Q on Aug 5, 2020
this makes starters very quick and easy
MARK R on Aug 4, 2020
Used fast pitch prior but no longer made
Logan M on Aug 3, 2020
Ease of use and convenience!
Ross Browne on Aug 1, 2020
Always looking for time efficiencies
Valued C on Aug 1, 2020
fast pitch not available
H. David C on Jul 31, 2020
Easier than DME
Nathan Krull on Jul 31, 2020
Easier than making starter myself
Curt Faust on Jul 30, 2020
Making a starter with this is sooo easy.
Ronald G P on Jul 29, 2020
Like it
Joseph G on Jul 29, 2020
I picked this because everyone seems to be out of Fast Pitch!
Pam R on Jul 28, 2020
need to brew a belgian triple
Benjamin L on Jul 28, 2020
I've been thinking about trying out this stuff for a couple of years and finally decided to give it a go.
Michael D on Jul 24, 2020
Saves a lot of time
John L A on Jul 24, 2020
Good stuff
Ron K on Jul 21, 2020
Trying something new
Vince B on Jul 21, 2020
A yeast starter in 5 minutes or less with little cleanup involved
Dan H on Jul 16, 2020
Want see if it works in emergencies
SCOTT S. on Jul 16, 2020
Need more....easy peasy
Darryl S on Jul 15, 2020
Super easy
Sam T on Jul 13, 2020
Need to make a yeast starter for this beer
John F on Jul 10, 2020
easy starter!
Anthony J on Jul 6, 2020
It makes yeast happy
Steven G on Jul 4, 2020
Works Great
Paul B on Jul 2, 2020
Have always had good success using Propper Starter.
Michael C on Jul 1, 2020
looking at getting in to starters
Jacob K on Jun 30, 2020
heard great details from other home brewers
Mike N on Jun 28, 2020
easy to use
Eron T on Jun 26, 2020
easy way to make a starter
MICHAEL H on Jun 25, 2020
Taking some of the hassle out of making a starter
Steve T on Jun 25, 2020
always do a starter
Cody P on Jun 24, 2020
ease of use for starters
James A M on Jun 19, 2020
works awesome
jorge p on Jun 18, 2020
Great product for your starters
Rick on Jun 16, 2020
This makes creating a yeast starter simple and painless
Bruno G on Jun 13, 2020
This canned wort assists with good yeast fermentation.
Jennifer P on Jun 12, 2020
I have tried Northern Breweries nutrient pack, I want to compare.
Aaron P on Jun 12, 2020
Charles S on Jun 11, 2020
Just to try
Barry Holbrook on Jun 10, 2020
Wanna try it
Juan G on Jun 10, 2020
I used to make my own starter from scratch drive get DME from lhbs 60 minutes, DME, heating ,cooling =time consuming
timothy g on Jun 9, 2020
Makes a difference
Scott M on Jun 9, 2020
Yeast starter for 10-gallon lager.
Adam Thompson on Jun 9, 2020
Worth a try
Jay p on Jun 6, 2020
Because I'm a little burnt out on making making a whole starter right now
Anthony l p on Jun 5, 2020
makes life simple
Chris on Jun 4, 2020
Makes making a yeast starter so much easier
Scott L on Aug 7, 2020
William R on Aug 5, 2020
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 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.
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.
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.

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Makes yeast starters quick and easy! Highly recommended
July 28, 2020
1 year ago
July 14, 2020
1 month ago
Super easy and quick starter wort! One can, one bottle of water and your yeasty-boys and you’re done!
July 10, 2020
5 months ago
Worked perfectly
Easy to use, only use caution in opening it, if you "swirl" the contents too much it tends to spray when you open the can.
June 29, 2020
1 month ago
Very good product
I like this product because it’s very easy to use and it provided a healthy starter for the yeast
June 29, 2020
1 month ago
Worth the money
Works great. Saves time
June 25, 2020
1 month ago
Time saver
Saves time on a yeast starter. Anything that saves time is worth it
June 9, 2020
2 months ago
Great quick solution for starters.
It worked great. It will make a 1L starter per can. The big plus is there is no cooling time if you used distilled water as it doesn’t need to be boiled. After sanitization you ware minutes away from having an active starter.
June 2, 2020
2 months ago
worked well..fermentation took off within a day
May 31, 2020
3 months ago
WAY easier than making a starter from DME.
Used this to make my very first starter and without a doubt its MUCH quicker and easier than the old fashioned way. One can of this plus one bottle of purified water and you're good to go. It may cost a little more than using DME but the time savings and minimal chance of contamination is worth it in my opinion.
May 29, 2020
2 months ago