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 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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I never tried
Duane H on Jan 14, 2021
I am lazy
Chris S on Jan 13, 2021
I never tried
Duane H on Jan 14, 2021
easier than DME
Jason G on Jan 13, 2021
I am lazy
Chris S on Jan 13, 2021
Worked great and I’m lazy
Matthew M on Jan 12, 2021
Ease of use
Mike S on Jan 11, 2021
curious to see if it works well
James B on Jan 11, 2021
Giving this a try
Matthew G on Jan 8, 2021
great for yeast starters
james williams on Jan 6, 2021
Love this for starters. SO Much easier.
Mark B on Jan 5, 2021
Too lazy to use dme to make a starter
Gary G on Jan 5, 2021
Don R on Jan 4, 2021
Prepping a traditional starter from DME is kind of a PIA...thought I give this a try.
James R on Dec 22, 2020
Super easy to use and works great!
Michael D. C on Dec 21, 2020
great product
Jorge V on Dec 16, 2020
Jake H on Dec 15, 2020
I bought this to give it a try some time...as I sit here waiting for my DME starter to cool to pitching temp.
Edward M on Dec 12, 2020
I haven't done yeast starters before and this takes out a variable.
Thomas B on Dec 8, 2020
To expedite my beer
Kenneth D on Dec 7, 2020
Never tried before, sounds easy
Michael V on Dec 4, 2020
The convenience of these cans over making my own starter wort make it worth the price over the time I would spend.
Ryan Z on Nov 28, 2020
Easy to make starters.
Gregory D on Nov 28, 2020
Can’t brew good beer without plenty of help from our yeast friends.
David Petri on Nov 26, 2020
pop top
David G on Nov 26, 2020
fantastic product
Sam T on Nov 26, 2020
Quick and easy yeast starter
Valued C on Nov 24, 2020
Start Yeasts
Aaron P on Nov 18, 2020
Fast, easy, and not too much more than making your own.
Ross Browne on Nov 17, 2020
first time using
Rich B on Nov 17, 2020
Ease of use for making starters
Joseph Dauria on Nov 16, 2020
This is a quick n easy way to get a starter going.
Jeffrey E. T on Nov 16, 2020
I don’t want to make my own
Drew M on Nov 14, 2020
I've heard nothing but good things about Propper and look forward to brew day
Tyler E on Nov 13, 2020
Because I am lazy
eric m on Nov 11, 2020
Good reviews.
Alistair S on Nov 11, 2020
Never tried
FERNANDO MEZA on Nov 9, 2020
First time trying this product.
Kurt V on Nov 7, 2020
Very convenient. Used this several times with great success
Frank K on Nov 3, 2020
This makes making a yeast starter so worth it. It's so easy and fast.
Michael Tapscott on Oct 30, 2020
Vaughn H on Oct 27, 2020
i like to start my yeast with a stir plate 1 st time with this brand
Carl W on Oct 26, 2020
quick easy start
Christopher Heffernan on Oct 25, 2020
this stuff is great
Clint S on Oct 24, 2020
Readly like using the stuff for starter I always make a starter
Rick T on Oct 22, 2020
Faster and Easier than boiling DME
swells0406 on Oct 20, 2020
Too lazy to make a starter with DME
Gary G on Oct 20, 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
easier than DME
Jason G on Jan 13, 2021
Worked great and I’m lazy
Matthew M on Jan 12, 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.

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Rated 5 out of 5
Does what it says! Easy to do.
January 3, 2021
1 month ago
Rated 5 out of 5
Need for starters
Best thing ever! Sanitize the can and read the back.
December 9, 2020
1 month ago
Rated 5 out of 5
Will definitely order a few 4 packs. And only from more beer!
This can of wort make even the laziest homebrew(me) motivated to make a starter. Easy peasy.
November 23, 2020
2 months ago
Rated 5 out of 5
Much easier than making a starter
October 30, 2020
1 year ago
Rated 5 out of 5
Easy peasy
So much easier than making a mess on your own stove or trying to avoid boil overs. Yeast seem to like it also
October 26, 2020
3 months ago
Rated 5 out of 5
Active fermentation within hours of pitching
A nice time-saver, and rapid fermentation. I usually make my own yeast starters, so this was a great time saver. Worked as advertised.
October 26, 2020
3 months ago
Rated 5 out of 5
I like this because I'm a lazy brewer.
October 24, 2020
4 months ago
Rated 5 out of 5
Canned starter
Easy to use and at a great price
October 11, 2020
4 months ago
Rated 5 out of 5
Easy to use for when I’m filling lazy
September 23, 2020
4 months ago
Rated 5 out of 5
Makes starters super easy.
September 22, 2020
1 year ago