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.

Yeast starters 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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Availability California - In Stock
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Weight 4LBS
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Makes starters effortless
Kevin S on Apr 17, 2019
Pure and unadulterated convenience!
Kenneth M on Apr 16, 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
I wanted to streamline my process and boiling in the flask leads to boil overs
Shaun B on Feb 27, 2019
Very convenient. Great product!
Michael T on Feb 27, 2019
Ease of use
Charles B on Feb 23, 2019
Ease for making a starter
garrett shuck on Feb 16, 2019
Super convenient.
Tysen Bibb on Feb 16, 2019
Greg S on Feb 15, 2019
Ease of use
Paul N on Feb 15, 2019
easiest starter process out there
Michael Thomas on Feb 15, 2019
Great price and an super time saver
Damien P on Feb 13, 2019
New, I want to give it a try.
Edward J Csaszar Jr on Feb 13, 2019
I often make my own starter from DME but this looks like a bit of a time saver.
Mario O on Feb 12, 2019
Simplify doing starters to ensure they're actually done.
John R on Feb 12, 2019
Never tried. Making starter wort is a PITA
Justin W. S on Feb 6, 2019
Used it before and it’s great
Mark von V on Feb 2, 2019
Easy yeast starter
David S on Feb 1, 2019
This really makes starters super easy and quick.
Gus Fort on Jan 30, 2019
Looks like an easy way to make a yeast starter.
Adam Thompson on Jan 26, 2019
Seems like a convenient way to make a starter
Michael Atienza on Jan 24, 2019
Have tried FastPitch and wanted to see how this would do!
John M on Jan 22, 2019
for free shipping
Eric W on Jan 16, 2019
trying for first time.
STEVE F on Jan 11, 2019
Ease of use making Lager starters
Toby Gillespie on Jan 11, 2019
potential time savings
Eugene M on Jan 9, 2019
NEW! Product
BeerCo Pty L on Jan 8, 2019
Im Lazy
Valued C on Apr 17, 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
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!!
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.
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.

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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
3 weeks ago
Does what its supposed to do
Works well and very convenient.
April 19, 2019
2 months ago
Worked like perfect.
April 11, 2019
4 weeks 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
3 months ago
Takes the Hassle Out of Starters
I used the Proper Starter the day before brewing last weekend and it was very easy and hassle free. I definitely will use this produce in the future.
April 2, 2019
1 month ago
Works great
Starter fermentation took off within a couple of hours. Really easy to use. My time saved not having to boil up some DME is worth the price.
March 29, 2019
1 month ago
I like not having that extra step of making a starter. This seems to work well.
March 22, 2019
1 month ago
Very convenient, used it to start 4 Wyeast packs that were over a year old. Took about 2 days to start working but got them off to a good start
Very convenient, ready when you need it, I used it to start 4 Wyeast packs that were over a year old. Took about 2 days to start working but got them off to a good start. My new packs took off sooner and started working as soon as I put them in the wort. Recommended to anybody that wants a good starter.
March 20, 2019
2 months ago
Super easy, crack the can and pour! Worked well
Very handy product highly reccomend
March 20, 2019
1 month ago
While you could totally save money by boiling up some dme, for me the time saved is worth the $ of the canned wort.
March 14, 2019
2 months ago