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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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
Can’t brew good beer without plenty of help from our yeast friends.
David Petri on Nov 26, 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
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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
I liked the can, I collect beer cans
Robert C on Oct 6, 2020
It's delicious!
Brandon P on Oct 6, 2020
I need to breathe life into some month old harvested yeast
Devyn T on Oct 5, 2020
I use two each every time, but I only had one left.
Kenneth S on Sep 29, 2020
ease of use
Patrick O on Sep 29, 2020
Easy of use.
Jason O on Sep 28, 2020
Helps get your yeast yo to a healthy pitch level
robert l on Sep 26, 2020
Simple yeast starter Saves time
Alex Lisenko on Sep 25, 2020
I am out and need to make some starters soon.
DaBurt on Sep 23, 2020
good stuff
Gary Sanger on Sep 22, 2020
Easy way to make a starter
Tom Carola on Sep 17, 2020
great for propping up yeast and much more reliable than fast pitch
Brian C on Sep 16, 2020
It's easier than making a starter from scratch.
Gerardo M on Sep 15, 2020
To make a larger starter to use some and save some yeast for future starter
William Bickerton on Sep 14, 2020
Perfect for easy yeast starters!
Jordan on Sep 14, 2020
to make the bock kit
matt y on Sep 12, 2020
Quick and easy to use.
jeffery s on Sep 8, 2020
Will need this more for later when I get my BrewEasy system
Tony D G on Sep 5, 2020
so much easier than making it from DME! Never going back
Brandon P on Sep 4, 2020
Easy to make starters.
Gregory D on Nov 28, 2020
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David G on Nov 26, 2020
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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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 weeks ago
Much easier than making a starter
October 30, 2020
12 months ago
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
1 month ago
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
1 month ago
I like this because I'm a lazy brewer.
October 24, 2020
2 months ago
Canned starter
Easy to use and at a great price
October 11, 2020
2 months ago
Easy to use for when I’m filling lazy
September 23, 2020
2 months ago
Makes starters super easy.
September 22, 2020
1 year ago
Has always worked well
September 9, 2020
3 months ago
Great Product for High Gravity Beers (and super easy)
Worked great for a yeast starter I mixed for a Belgian dubbel I'm brewing. Based on the viciousness of my blow off during fermentation, I am confident that this product gave my yeast the omph for the high gravity that I'm looking for. Super easy to use.
September 9, 2020
3 months ago