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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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does wonders
Jeff K. on Nov 27, 2021
trying it out to see if it makes an improvement
Doug F on Nov 24, 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
Fast Easy Effective
Larry M on Nov 6, 2021
Requested gift
Mary L V on Nov 2, 2021
Ease
nathan s on Oct 27, 2021
I need it
Valued C on Oct 22, 2021
This makes is extremely easy to do a yeast starter. No need to boil DME or anything. Genius!!!
Elliott S on Oct 8, 2021
Great for starters, so easy
Michael J on Oct 8, 2021
Get those yeast a good start in life
RONALD G B on Oct 8, 2021
it's an easy way to grow some yeast with my stir plate
David L on Oct 8, 2021
It makes starters easy.
Scott K on Oct 8, 2021
Has worked great every time i use it!
Chris D on Sep 25, 2021
Great starter shortcut
Daniel T on Sep 23, 2021
Great for yeast starters - so easy!
Brian Sommers on Sep 21, 2021
Just makes life easy!
David Z on Sep 21, 2021
Fast and easy starters. No more need to measure DME.
Christopher D on Aug 13, 2021
To make a yeast starter
Mr John D Williams S on Aug 10, 2021
to help my friend w/ the dry yeast
Kristi C on Jul 29, 2021
works good
Michael M H on Jul 16, 2021
Good to have
Always do a starter and this works
Rick R on Jul 12, 2021
It lowers that initial barrier to brewing by making it easy to start my yeast during the busy week-days.
Clay M on Jul 8, 2021
Ease
Craig W on Jul 7, 2021
Just trying for the first time
Randy O on Jul 7, 2021
Easy
Sam T on Jul 2, 2021
For easier yeast starters
Stephen L on Jun 24, 2021
Seems like a great idea. I have been out of homebrewing for a while and always wondered why something like this was not around before. Happy to have found it.
Philip Stuart B on Jun 22, 2021
First time - impulse buy
Ian M on Jun 17, 2021
Want to see if making a starter will make a noticeable difference in the finished product
Joel S on Jun 16, 2021
Good to use
Lester B on Jun 14, 2021
makes things simpler
Jon Woodbridge on Jun 3, 2021
Wanted to give easy starters a try
Zachary Lee on Jun 2, 2021
I can be a little lazy somedays.
Eric B on Jun 2, 2021
Replenish
D. Francis on May 22, 2021
Quick yeast starter
Steven P on May 20, 2021
To do a propper starter
Andy H on May 4, 2021
Yeast starter
Michael F on Apr 28, 2021
Starter.
Michael G on Apr 28, 2021
Tired of making starters the old fashioned way
Nathan M on Apr 23, 2021
Brewing a high-gravity beer
Thom H on Apr 13, 2021
I read a review and it said it was good.
Paul T on Apr 13, 2021
Great stuff
Daniel O on Apr 13, 2021
always make a starter
Doug Haviland on Apr 10, 2021
Simpler than making my own.
Daniel T on Apr 3, 2021
Easy way to get yeast off to a great start
JS on Apr 1, 2021
lazy, good results
Julian Fountain on Mar 29, 2021
super convenient
Ed M on Nov 25, 2021
yeast starter
Andrew T K on Nov 24, 2021
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
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
8 months ago
Rated 5 out of 5
Get Propper Starter
Great product! Fast, easy, no messes to worry about.
September 15, 2021
Purchased
2 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
7 months 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
7 months 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
8 months 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
9 months 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
9 months ago
Rated 5 out of 5
This helped me create my first starter and fermentation began shortly after pitching!
February 27, 2021
Purchased
10 months ago
Rated 5 out of 5
Simple
Sanitize, pour and get the yeast party started!
February 19, 2021
Purchased
11 months ago