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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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To make yeast starter
Curt Faust on Jan 17, 2020
Looking for canned wort to make a yeast starter
Brandon S on Jan 13, 2020
To make yeast starter
Curt Faust on Jan 17, 2020
Keep yeast happy
Devin B on Jan 14, 2020
Looking for canned wort to make a yeast starter
Brandon S on Jan 13, 2020
faster yeast starter preparation
Patrick L on Jan 9, 2020
Less hassle than making wort for yeast starter
Jessica L on Dec 28, 2019
Yeast starters are very easy and do not strain the yeast.
Gregory on Dec 24, 2019
so much easier than making starter with DME
John S on Dec 20, 2019
Save time making starter
John L A on Dec 17, 2019
Makes my Day Easy
ANTONIO CISNEROS on Dec 14, 2019
Save time prepping for brew day
Aaron P on Dec 10, 2019
Easiest way to build a starter
Gary G on Dec 4, 2019
Easier to do a yeast starter
John pockl on Nov 27, 2019
because it's awesome and i'm lazy
Luis D on Nov 26, 2019
convenience of making a yeast starter
Laura B on Nov 25, 2019
Make starters easier
Sam Robinson on Nov 25, 2019
so much easier then making a starter with DME
Dwayne Kieffer on Nov 20, 2019
Makes yeast starters extremely easy!
ANDERS C on Nov 18, 2019
Easy yeast starter
Jake on Nov 18, 2019
Vincent M on Nov 11, 2019
For brewing
Michael M on Nov 7, 2019
Love it makes yeast starters a breeze
Floyd H on Nov 5, 2019
I use starters
Tom W on Oct 26, 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.
Jacqueline 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
Keep yeast happy
Devin B on Jan 14, 2020
faster yeast starter preparation
Patrick L on Jan 9, 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!!
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.
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.
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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Easy and less Time
The easy way to make a starter in no time
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January 16, 2020
1 year ago
It is what it says
Makes starters easy and one doesn't have to put much thought into it. Perfect for those of us who drink while making a yeast reproduction ground.
December 22, 2019
1 month ago
Very good product for the money.
This product works very well. I have used it twice now with great results. Much easier than making a small beer. No cooking involved, reacts quickly when pitched. It's cost effective as well.
December 13, 2019
2 months ago
Huge Time Saver!
Picked this stuff up after seeing it at the Omega Yeast offices in Chicago. I make a lot of beer and often a lot of starters so this is a HUGE time saver for me. Price is definitely worth it and I don't even feel it's that much more than buying DME.

Pop open a can, put some distilled/purified water in at 500ml/16oz and you're good to go.

Need to step up a starter? Just grab another can. And you're rocking in minutes.

Huge props to Omega, this stuff is great.
November 25, 2019
Now I make starters.
Starters have always been a pain in my butt, but no more. I am not one of those 10 min. starter, 1 hour brew guys (whom I misdoubt that any really exist). I would always rather buy and pitch a couple of yeast packets than spend what always turned into a messy hour that stunk up the house and gave my wife something else to complain about. She's not one of those wives who LOVES the smell of brewing (I as well misdoubt that any of these wives truly exist). rather it gives her a migraine.
November 8, 2019
1 year ago
yeast starter
It was easy to use and when added to my wort fermentation started within 6-8 hours later if not sooner. impressed
November 3, 2019
3 months ago
Yeast starter cheat code
This makes building a starter a cinch! The process literally takes about 5 minutes, which means I’m more likely to actually do it. I like how it’s concentrated so you get a full liter of starter wort from a pint can.
October 31, 2019
3 months ago
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 months ago
This is a huge time saver.
October 13, 2019
8 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
3 months ago