Propper Starter™ Canned Wort

Propper Starter™ Canned Wort

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Propper Starter concentrated wort makes it easy to give your yeast the proper start when preparing high gravity brews, cold-pitched lagers, yeast packs nearing expiration and whenever a starter is recommended. No more measuring messy DME. No more waiting to boil and cool. Just mix one can with an equal amount of purified water in a sanitized flask to produce one liter of ready starter wort. For increasing biomass and vitality in your yeast, Prop It Up™ with a can of Propper Starter!


  • 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:

One can of Propper Starter™ makes a one liter starter.

  • 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).


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Fast and easy starters. No more need to measure DME.
Christopher D on Aug 13, 2021
to help my friend w/ the dry yeast
Kristi C on Jul 29, 2021
Fast and easy starters. No more need to measure DME.
Christopher D on Aug 13, 2021
To make a yeast starter
Mr John D Williams S on Aug 10, 2021
to help my friend w/ the dry yeast
Kristi C on Jul 29, 2021
works good
Michael M H on Jul 16, 2021
Good to have
Always do a starter and this works
Rick R on Jul 12, 2021
It lowers that initial barrier to brewing by making it easy to start my yeast during the busy week-days.
Clay M on Jul 8, 2021
Craig W on Jul 7, 2021
Just trying for the first time
Randy O on Jul 7, 2021
Sam T on Jul 2, 2021
For easier yeast starters
Stephen L on Jun 24, 2021
Seems like a great idea. I have been out of homebrewing for a while and always wondered why something like this was not around before. Happy to have found it.
Philip Stuart B on Jun 22, 2021
First time - impulse buy
Ian M on Jun 17, 2021
Want to see if making a starter will make a noticeable difference in the finished product
Joel S on Jun 16, 2021
Good to use
Lester B on Jun 14, 2021
makes things simpler
Jon Woodbridge on Jun 3, 2021
Wanted to give easy starters a try
Zachary Lee on Jun 2, 2021
I can be a little lazy somedays.
Eric B on Jun 2, 2021
D. Francis on May 22, 2021
Quick yeast starter
Steven P on May 20, 2021
To do a propper starter
Andy H on May 4, 2021
Yeast starter
Michael F on Apr 28, 2021
Michael G on Apr 28, 2021
Tired of making starters the old fashioned way
Nathan M on Apr 23, 2021
Brewing a high-gravity beer
Thom H on Apr 13, 2021
I read a review and it said it was good.
Paul T on Apr 13, 2021
Great stuff
Daniel O on Apr 13, 2021
always make a starter
Doug Haviland on Apr 10, 2021
Simpler than making my own.
Daniel T on Apr 3, 2021
Easy way to get yeast off to a great start
JS on Apr 1, 2021
lazy, good results
Julian Fountain on Mar 29, 2021
so much easier than making a starter from DME. Well with the extra $$
Brandon P on Mar 25, 2021
Ethan C on Mar 18, 2021
Zero idea - no instructions
Andrew M on Mar 18, 2021
it works
Eric Alan Clarke S on Mar 12, 2021
Nicholas V on Mar 3, 2021
Super fast starters
B H on Mar 2, 2021
always use for my starters
Michael S on Feb 25, 2021
so easy!
William on Feb 23, 2021
sounded easy
Patrick John N on Feb 23, 2021
i'm lazy
Tim D on Feb 23, 2021
Works great in my yeast starter process
KERRY W S on Feb 16, 2021
Good for an easy starter.
Robert A W on Feb 15, 2021
why not?
Mark Jensen on Feb 12, 2021
First time buy
John W. Smith on Feb 11, 2021
Love this stuff!
Bryan B on Feb 6, 2021
This stuff works like crazy! it is kinda cold in the garage.
James E on Feb 5, 2021
Love this stuff for easy starter
Rick T on Jan 30, 2021
It works well with a stir plate
Joseph W Voelker III on Jan 29, 2021
Super quick and convenient. Great quality.
Jason C on Jan 27, 2021
To make a yeast starter
Mr John D Williams S on Aug 10, 2021
works good
Michael M H on Jul 16, 2021
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.
Why does this product have a P65 warning from California?
Nathaniel Whalen on Jun 2, 2021
BEST ANSWER: The materials used on the label forces us to add a prop 65 warning. There is nothing touching your beer that is subject to the prop 65 restrictions.

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Propper Starter
This stuff is great! Had been using canned wort from another supplier but they hadn’t had any in stock for over a year. Propper starter seems to work even nicer than the brand that I had been using. Not to mention the fact that boiling DME is a thing of the past!
May 5, 2021
5 months ago
Rated 5 out of 5
Easiest way to make a starter
I am a big fan of Omega yeast and this is the best way to make a starter. Yes, it may be a little pricey, but I have kids and don't always have the time or the patience to fiddle with cooking up and cooling a starter. What more could you want? Sterlize open the can, add water, add your yeast, put it on the stir plate and done. In my opinion, the convenience is worth the price charged.
May 4, 2021
5 months ago
Rated 5 out of 5
Compared to making a mini-wort for a starter, this makes it a breeze. I'll never go back
May 4, 2021
11 months ago
Rated 5 out of 5
This made all the difference in the world on fermentation in the 2 beers I've used it with. Fermented quicker and will better results than I've ever had.
March 24, 2021
6 months ago
Rated 3 out of 5
The started itself was great and provided a robust fermentation. One of the cans however was leaking when it arrived.
March 22, 2021
6 months ago
Rated 4 out of 5
Propper Yeast Starter
This was my first time using a Yeast Starter like Propper and it seemed to work very well. I bought a 4 pack so I'll know more about it as I use it. Very Easy !
March 18, 2021
6 months ago
Rated 5 out of 5
This helped me create my first starter and fermentation began shortly after pitching!
February 27, 2021
7 months ago
Rated 5 out of 5
Sanitize, pour and get the yeast party started!
February 19, 2021
8 months ago
Rated 5 out of 5
Worked great
Propper starter worked great. It was easy and don't need to use the stove. It was my first yeast starter, so nothing to compare to yet. Expense vs effort was good for me. There are so many other things to worry about anyway.
February 11, 2021
7 months ago
Rated 5 out of 5
This Stuff Is Awesome!
I've been using this lately for my 1L starters. For me it is not cost effective for 2L and 4L starters, but for that first 1L starter, this is definitely the way to go. Crack the can open, add a can worth of distilled water, and you are off and running. This cuts every bit of 25 minutes of making a 1L starter. Fabulous Product!
February 11, 2021
7 months ago