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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Want to brew better beer.
william j on May 30, 2020
Required for starter
Jeremy W on May 28, 2020
Want to brew better beer.
william j on May 30, 2020
Easy to make yeast starters.
Edward on May 29, 2020
Required for starter
Jeremy W on May 28, 2020
Makes my life easy
Drewbrewski on May 28, 2020
Always make a starter saves time
Joseph Shaw on May 27, 2020
Used it before. I liked it
John on May 24, 2020
Wanted to try
Jeffery L on May 23, 2020
100% better than making a starter
Todd Z on May 22, 2020
I have used it before and it works great to speed up fermentation.
Randy G L on May 20, 2020
love this stuff. 2 minutes to get a starter going
Michael Thomas on May 18, 2020
For quicker yeast starter.
Joseph M on May 18, 2020
Convenience. Much faster than boiling and cooling a starter with DME.
MICHAEL T on May 17, 2020
Absolutely the best way to make starters; my time is worth the slight cost boost
Christopher A. B on May 17, 2020
Quick yeast starter
Samuel Colletts on May 16, 2020
Nick K on May 16, 2020
Out of DME and wanted to not think about making a classic starter.
Valued C on May 14, 2020
need it to make beer
Lantz P on May 13, 2020
Start the yeast
Fernando L on May 12, 2020
Easier to make starters
Jason H on May 12, 2020
I love the convenience of canned wort for yeast starters!
BenD on May 12, 2020
This will save me time and effort when making my starter.
Gonzalo E on May 9, 2020
Nice and easy to use.
Mark S P on May 9, 2020
Proper makes life easy
Russell L on May 5, 2020
For yeast
Keith D M on May 4, 2020
Trying something new need to expand my brewing and fermentation skills and knowledge
Jerry on May 4, 2020
Seemed better than straight sugar.
Robert D on May 2, 2020
Do I need this? Maybe?
Jake H on May 2, 2020
Reinhold B on Apr 30, 2020
ease of use
Peter C on Apr 29, 2020
Saves time on starter
John L A on Apr 28, 2020
To give it a try
Jimmy MacDowell on Apr 28, 2020
recommended by a friend
Eric M on Apr 27, 2020
So much easier than using DME
Christian Whitlock on Apr 23, 2020
curious as to how it works
Russell Allen A on Apr 21, 2020
A yeast starter for beer.
Kimberly on Apr 21, 2020
only choice
George C on Apr 21, 2020
Need for the yest
Austin E on Apr 17, 2020
This stuff id the best.
Adam Thompson on Apr 17, 2020
Don’t want to make starter
Bradly J on Apr 17, 2020
To ensure my first few batches go well
Daniel Blakemore on Apr 14, 2020
Fast Pitch is not currently available
Bruce C on Apr 14, 2020
I need it.
Tim H on Apr 12, 2020
Starters make yeast so much more alive
Scott M on Apr 11, 2020
Trying to harvest yeast.
Phillip A on Apr 10, 2020
I’m sometimes lazy and don’t want to make my own starter from DME
William L on Apr 8, 2020
Recommendation from a friend
Stuart S on Apr 6, 2020
Bought it before.
Victor C on Apr 3, 2020
Seems like a time saver
Pickle C on Apr 1, 2020
Easier to use this than creating a wort starter
Philip B on Mar 31, 2020
easier than making my own.
George S on Mar 30, 2020
Easy to make yeast starters.
Edward on May 29, 2020
Makes my life easy
Drewbrewski on May 28, 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!!
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: 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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worked well..fermentation took off within a day
May 31, 2020
1 month 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 weeks ago
Great starter wort
Amazingly easy to use. Works so well. Great for fast starters.
May 28, 2020
3 weeks ago
Easy to use if you don't want to make your own.
May 18, 2020
3 weeks ago
Works great- very fast and easy to use
May 18, 2020
3 weeks ago
jump start batches
a little oxygen and a starter gets fermentation going in a couple of hours
May 16, 2020
8 months ago
Love it! Makes a chore super easy to accomplish!
May 8, 2020
1 month ago
Makes yeast starters so EASY! Thanks!
April 30, 2020
1 month ago
First time using canned wort and it made a huge difference in yeast activity.
April 17, 2020
2 months ago
The convenience is definitely worth the cost. This will be my go to starter from now on
April 15, 2020
2 months ago