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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Based on reviews it sounds very easy to use
James F Croal on Oct 20, 2020
it's easy
Gene L on Oct 9, 2020
Based on reviews it sounds very easy to use
James F Croal on Oct 20, 2020
Need it to start my beer!
Brendan T on Oct 9, 2020
it's easy
Gene L on Oct 9, 2020
I've had good luck with this in the past.
Mike W on Oct 9, 2020
my yeasty boys need to grooow
David J on Oct 7, 2020
I liked the can, I collect beer cans
Robert C on Oct 6, 2020
It's delicious!
Brandon P on Oct 6, 2020
I need to breathe life into some month old harvested yeast
Devyn T on Oct 5, 2020
I use two each every time, but I only had one left.
Kenneth S on Sep 29, 2020
ease of use
Patrick O on Sep 29, 2020
Easy of use.
Jason O on Sep 28, 2020
Helps get your yeast yo to a healthy pitch level
robert l on Sep 26, 2020
Simple yeast starter Saves time
Alex L on Sep 25, 2020
I am out and need to make some starters soon.
DaBurt on Sep 23, 2020
good stuff
Gary Sanger on Sep 22, 2020
Easy way to make a starter
Tom Carola on Sep 17, 2020
great for propping up yeast and much more reliable than fast pitch
Brian C on Sep 16, 2020
It's easier than making a starter from scratch.
Gerardo M on Sep 15, 2020
To make a larger starter to use some and save some yeast for future starter
William Bickerton on Sep 14, 2020
Perfect for easy yeast starters!
Jordan on Sep 14, 2020
to make the bock kit
matt y on Sep 12, 2020
Quick and easy to use.
jeffery s on Sep 8, 2020
Will need this more for later when I get my BrewEasy system
Tony D G on Sep 5, 2020
so much easier than making it from DME! Never going back
Brandon P on Sep 4, 2020
It is simple to use on the higher gravity ferments
Marcus Vincent on Aug 29, 2020
A little extra cost but super convenient compared to DME
Steve D on Aug 29, 2020
Yeast starters
Charles M on Aug 19, 2020
It's easy and works great
Rick on Aug 18, 2020
I feel that yeast starters are important for a good fermentation and this simplifies the process; basically, this facilitates my laziness
Ellis S on Aug 14, 2020
I need this too.
Devyn T on Aug 14, 2020
Quicker, easier
Steven H on Aug 14, 2020
for greater success
Gary Sanger on Aug 11, 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 Peoples 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 K 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
Need it to start my beer!
Brendan T on Oct 9, 2020
I've had good luck with this in the past.
Mike W on Oct 9, 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
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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Canned starter
Easy to use and at a great price
October 11, 2020
1 month ago
Easy to use for when I’m filling lazy
September 23, 2020
1 month ago
Makes starters super easy.
September 22, 2020
1 year ago
Has always worked well
September 9, 2020
2 months ago
Great Product for High Gravity Beers (and super easy)
Worked great for a yeast starter I mixed for a Belgian dubbel I'm brewing. Based on the viciousness of my blow off during fermentation, I am confident that this product gave my yeast the omph for the high gravity that I'm looking for. Super easy to use.
September 9, 2020
2 months ago
Great time saver
I use to make my own starter with DME but now I use Propper Starter. Works just as good as my home made starter
September 9, 2020
1 month ago
on hand if needed
ordered one to try to test for my use and liking?
September 2, 2020
2 months ago
Love it.
Speeds up my fermentation and makes it robust.
August 24, 2020
2 months ago
Works great
I have used this before with good results. Much quicker than traditional starter. I use bottled water instead of boiling and cooling water.
August 22, 2020
2 months ago
Couldn't be easier!
I wish I had tried this sooner. I had been making my yeast starters the traditional way with DME and boiling and cooling the flask. This is so much easier and no chance to burn you hands with the hot flask and boiling wort.
August 21, 2020
2 months ago