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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Micah C on Oct 22, 2019
I'm tired of boil overs on my stove and burning my hands.
STEPHEN M on Oct 7, 2019
Micah C on Oct 22, 2019
Kirby D on Oct 22, 2019
I'm tired of boil overs on my stove and burning my hands.
STEPHEN M on Oct 7, 2019
Billy E on Oct 4, 2019
Love this stuff! Shortens my timeframe considerably
Bart C on Oct 3, 2019
I'm interested in an easier starter for my beers. Hopefully will save me time and effort.
Kevin G on Oct 3, 2019
Works great when you’re short on time.
Gus Fort on Sep 28, 2019
Brandon Z on Sep 27, 2019
Need more to make more starters; amazing product.
DanVic on Sep 26, 2019
I need a strong starter fro mt beligian triple. Thought I would give these a try.
Edward Bell on Sep 24, 2019
Easier than using DME.
Frank K on Sep 20, 2019
I'm lazy and this looks like much less work!
Gus Addkison on Sep 19, 2019
Super easy to make starters
David Z on Sep 18, 2019
Use this product in most of my recipes
Mike D on Sep 14, 2019
Easy Starter Wort
Barry A on Sep 13, 2019
to propagate yeast
Matthew R H on Sep 3, 2019
works every time.
Steven Carr on Aug 28, 2019
Much easier than making a DME solution
Gary G on Aug 28, 2019
wanted a quick way to do a starter
kenneth w on Aug 28, 2019
Hope it'll be a time saver
Jonas Larsson on Aug 28, 2019
Works like a charm and MUCH easier than boiling/cooling DME!
Jason O on Aug 28, 2019
So practical. So worth it.
Tysen Bibb on Aug 28, 2019
brian t on Aug 28, 2019
Russell L on Aug 28, 2019
Easy to make starters
Charles R on Aug 28, 2019
David M on Aug 28, 2019
Mike R on Aug 28, 2019
I'm gonna try it pressed for time
Gus M on Aug 28, 2019
Works Great
Bob Bliss on Aug 28, 2019
Simple to use
Jacob D on Aug 28, 2019
Saves time and assures consistency.
James S on Aug 28, 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
Kirby D on Oct 22, 2019
Billy E on Oct 4, 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.
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.

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Starter made easy
I have used it twice now with WLP-001 and it worked well. Just mixed with spring water and yeast. Placed on a magnetic stirrer. Good results. Would give five stars if I have used it more.
October 22, 2019
3 weeks ago
This is a huge time saver.
October 13, 2019
5 months ago
Excellent time saver
Worth the cost in time saving alone. Did two brews recently, one a Belgian strong ale of my own design and a John Palmer Vienna lager kit from right here at More Beer. both required a 2 liter starter. The lager started going strong at 48* in less that 12 hours and the Belgian took off like A FREIGHT TRAIN in just a couple hours. pleased with the product and I like being able to do a 2 liter starter in my 2 liter flask, No boil over and new volcanoes with my stir plate.
October 8, 2019
4 weeks ago
I'm Lazy - This makes it easier to be lazy.
Throw it in a sanitized flask and add distilled/bottled water then yeast. It's easy and isn't that much more cost to a brew. Seriously, try it.
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October 3, 2019
1 month ago
An Easy Step to Make Better Beer!
Using a starter is an easy way to make your beer better. I now use a starter for all my beers, not just the high gravity ones. Having this starter, ready to go is so great, there is no reason not to make a starter. Try this one. Your beer will be better!
September 14, 2019
1 month ago
Great wort
Worked well on my Imperial Red Ale. Currently chugging away at over 9% and still not finished.
September 13, 2019
1 month ago
What a great way to make a starter without all the hassle and mess!

This is a great product.
September 12, 2019
1 month ago
Worth the Convenience
I like to over-pitch with BIG yeast starters for most of my beers, so I usually do a 2-step starter (sometimes 3). This is so convenient to use on weeknights when I get home late and need to build a starter in preparation for the weekend. They're very expensive compared to DME, so you have to decide if the convenience is worth it the cost. Awesome product!
August 19, 2019
3 months ago
Great product
Simple to use cut yeast starter prep time by an hour. Not having to chill is a life saver!
July 2, 2019
4 months ago
great product
the only way to make a yeast starter as easy as it gets
May 31, 2019
5 months ago