Propper Starter™ Canned Wort (4-Pack)

Propper Starter™ Canned Wort (4-Pack)

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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!

Comes in 4-packs. 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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Item # OYL999
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Weight 4LBS
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Super easy starters that only take minutes to make. Brewed 20 plus large batches using canned wort starters with no problems.
Scott Snyder on Jul 29, 2019
Saves a lot of time...
Kenneth S on Jul 29, 2019
Super easy starters that only take minutes to make. Brewed 20 plus large batches using canned wort starters with no problems.
Scott Snyder on Jul 29, 2019
Help my yeast starter
Matt N on Jul 29, 2019
Saves a lot of time...
Kenneth S on Jul 29, 2019
John H on Jul 20, 2019
Why not
James G on Jul 2, 2019
These make yeast starters so easy and convenient
Brian W on Jun 29, 2019
Patrick M on Jun 28, 2019
This takes away 99% of the hassle of making a starter
Jon R on Jun 21, 2019
For yeast starters.
Refactored on Jun 21, 2019
Too Lazy to boil
James M on Jun 17, 2019
Always a good start
Chris R S on Jun 11, 2019
Saves time.
Shawn F on May 23, 2019
to build proper cell count
Toby Gillespie on May 21, 2019
Looking for more consistent starts
Kevin J M on May 17, 2019
Time Saver
Matthew M Ballard on May 16, 2019
try something new
Ruben A on May 10, 2019
Worth a try
Tim H on May 8, 2019
Huge time saver
Doug N on May 6, 2019
Good alternative to making a starter with DME
Robert F G on May 4, 2019
Saves time and DME
Valued C on May 1, 2019
For convenience
Craig Peacock on Apr 27, 2019
I always make a yeast starter and this is too smart for that no-hassle 5 minute starter.
Luke Mckelvy on Apr 26, 2019
Convenience, baby.
Kenneth M on Apr 25, 2019
It works fine but smetimes I need two.
Kenneth S on Apr 23, 2019
Makes starters effortless
Kevin S on Apr 17, 2019
Im Lazy
Valued C on Apr 17, 2019
Pure and unadulterated convenience!
Kenneth M on Apr 16, 2019
I have several lagers slated on the brew log in the next few months and I need to make starters to ensure great cell count and better tasting beer.
Ronald S on Apr 13, 2019
Roger W on Apr 6, 2019
It save me a lot of time.
Stephen H on Apr 5, 2019
I want to save money on yeast and build my own yeast starter
Burton F on Apr 5, 2019
Ease of use. Very Convenient.
Bill S on Mar 30, 2019
Try something new
Chris C on Mar 30, 2019
Edward O on Mar 26, 2019
great yeast starter with a fraction of the work
Chris M on Mar 23, 2019
I need two more quarts to make my 3 gallon yeast starter
Edward F on Mar 22, 2019
Read reviews, positive, thought worth trying
Michael M on Mar 21, 2019
yeast starter
Sam T on Mar 19, 2019
Build a better starter
Nick O on Mar 19, 2019
I've used before and its way easier than making a DME base.
Drewbrewski on Mar 15, 2019
Wanted to give this a try to see how it compares to traditional yeast starter
brad t on Mar 14, 2019
I wanted to see if this is saves time.
Mark L on Mar 14, 2019
easier than mixing dme
Gary G on Mar 12, 2019
Being lazy
Nicholas R on Mar 7, 2019
These are so convenient when compared to making you're own starters.
William M on Mar 6, 2019
Rick L on Mar 5, 2019
i'm not lazy, but this is too easy
Tim D on Mar 5, 2019
Time saver when preparing yeast starter
Robert W on Mar 5, 2019
Easier than dealing with DME
Ethan C on Mar 1, 2019
Used in the past. Worked well. Saved time
Wayne T on Mar 1, 2019
Help my yeast starter
Matt N on Jul 29, 2019
John H on Jul 20, 2019
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!!
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.
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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Great product
Simple to use cut yeast starter prep time by an hour. Not having to chill is a life saver!
July 2, 2019
2 months ago
great product
the only way to make a yeast starter as easy as it gets
May 31, 2019
3 months ago
Love it!
Love this stuff! So much easier than doing it with DME. No chilling and no cleaning! I won’t go back.
Used this to make my starter
Used this to make my starter
May 18, 2019
6 months ago
A Great Alternative to Making Starter Wort
Unless there is a better approach, I was always buying 1 lb of DME and making a small batch of starter wort. Having to boil, dissolve DME, and cool wort versus popping open a can is beyond convenient. I have done three starters with this, and all have come out fantastic.
May 17, 2019
3 months ago
Good Starter
I've used this twice and it works great. I use a starter for all beers regardless of ABV. Very easy to use and very convenient since you don't have to boil. I've noticed less agressive fermentation but it always gets off to a fast start. Will buy again.
May 16, 2019
4 months ago
Reduces the cycle time for preparing yeast starters. Just expect the can to foam a bit when you pop the top after agitating it.
May 14, 2019
3 months ago
Love this stuff
I recently used this product for the first time after acquiring liquid yeast that was over 3 months old. I couldn't believe how easy it was to make a starter. You could save a few bucks by using DME in a traditional starter, but the time savings and ease of use makes this product a no-brainer for me.
April 19, 2019
4 months ago
Does what its supposed to do
Works well and very convenient.
April 19, 2019
6 months ago
Worked like perfect.
April 11, 2019
4 months ago
Great timesaver
Takes about 15 minutes to get a starter going as opposed to about an hour the old way.
Fully worth the cost
April 3, 2019
7 months ago