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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!

  • 4 Pack of Propper Starter Cans
  • Each Can Makes a 1000 ML (1 Liter) Yeast Starter (See instructions in description)
  • Combine 2 Cans to Make a 2000 ml (2 Liter) Yeast Starter
  • Condenser Brewers 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!

  • 4 Pack of Propper Starter Cans
  • Each Can Makes a 1000 ML (1 Liter) Yeast Starter (See instructions in description)
  • Combine 2 Cans to Make a 2000 ml (2 Liter) Yeast Starter
  • Condenser Brewers 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!

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.

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.

Instructions:

  • 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

FAQ

How do I use Propper Starter? 

1. Sanitize 2L flask, stir bar, top of can and yeast pack.

2. Swirl and open can. Pour contents into flask.

3. Add 16oz of bottled, distilled or boiled (and cooled) water to flask.

4. Pitch yeast and swirl flask to mix.

5. Add stir bar to flask, cover with foil, and mix on stir plate for 24 hours.

Will using Propper Starter change the flavor of my beer?

If you are pitching into at least 5 gallons of wort, you will not have any changes to the flavor of your beer.  At this level, the dilution ratio will be about 1:20.

Is Propper Starter OK to use with all beer styles?  What about brewing a cider or a mead?

Propper Starter is OK to pitch into any wort for beer, cider, or mead.  For a 5 gallon batch, you're looking at a 1:20 dilution. If you are still concerned, you can let the starter cold crash and decant the spent wort.  Keep in mind that Propper Starter is made with malt extract. Consequently, a cider or mead pitched with yeast from a Propper Starter will not be gluten free if that is important to you.

Do I need to add water to the can to dilute the contents on the bottom of the can?

Adding 16oz of water to the condensed wort in the can allows for 1.040 gravity yeast starter. We recommend using the empty can to not only measure 16oz of pure water but also to ensure that all the contents of the can get rinsed out.

For high gravity brews, do I need to adjust the amount of water so that it matches the specific gravity of the beer I’m brewing?

No - dilute by cutting with an equal volume of water.  The amount of yeast generated in a starter is linked to the extract.  For example, if you added less than a can of water to yield 1.060 gravity, in theory, you'd still end up with the same amount of new cells.  This relationship starts to break down as you get higher. If you don’t dilute the wort, the osmotic pressure caused by such a high concentration of sugar can cause stress to the cells.  And when the yeast ferment it out, the high alcohol content can also cause problems. For maximum cell count and health, we recommend a 1:1 dilution of Propper Starter to water.

Is a stir plate required to use Propper Starter?

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.

What type of water can I use to dilute Propper Starter?

Bottled water, purified water, distilled water, or (cooled down) boiled tap water all work well.

What is the shelf life of Propper Starter?

Twelve (12) months from date of manufacture which is noted on the bottom of the can.

How should Propper Starter cans be stored?  Do they need temperature control?

Propper Starter cans should be stored at room temperature to guarantee the longest shelf life. 

Shipping

  • FREE Shipping on most over $75 shipping within the contiguous U.S.*
  • ExtraCare Glass items' shipping is calculated at checkout.
  • Most in-stock orders ship the following business day.
  • Standard ground shipping typically takes 1-3 business days in transit
    • please note: we are experiencing delays in some fulfillment centers due to COVID-19. 

    FedEx / UPS / USPS Shipping:

    • FREE over $75*
    • Flat rate $7.95 under $75*
    • 2-5 business days in transit
    • Does not require Signature

    Returns

      We're committed to your total satisfaction. You may return your items within 30 days of their delivery. Please follow the instructions below.  

        Return Eligibility:     

        • Returns must be in brand new condition.     
        • Items must be returned in their original packaging.     
        • Items must include all parts, pieces, and manuals.     
        • Items cannot be assembled or used in anyway. 

        Restocking fees are typically not applied, however, in some cases a restocking fee not to exceed 30% will be withheld from your returned merchandise total.  Shipping costs are non-refundable.

        If you have any further questions, please do not hesitate to contact us!

         

        *Free & Flat Rate shipping is only available in the contiguous U.S. Some exclusions apply, including ExtraCare Glass items, special order items, and non-standard items.

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        10/07/2021
        Eric M.
        United States United States
        Does exactly what it says it does

        Got my yeast going strong for a good fermentation - highly recommend!

        EM
        08/11/2021
        Eric M.
        United States United States
        A must for starting a new batch

        What more is there to say? Give this a couple days to grow your batch of yeast and all but eliminate the lag time.

        TN
        12/29/2020
        Tom N.
        United States United States
        Love It!

        Great product that simplifies the process and reduces the time required for making yeast starters.

        Product Overview

        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.

        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.

        Instructions:

        • 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

        FAQ

        How do I use Propper Starter? 

        1. Sanitize 2L flask, stir bar, top of can and yeast pack.

        2. Swirl and open can. Pour contents into flask.

        3. Add 16oz of bottled, distilled or boiled (and cooled) water to flask.

        4. Pitch yeast and swirl flask to mix.

        5. Add stir bar to flask, cover with foil, and mix on stir plate for 24 hours.

        Will using Propper Starter change the flavor of my beer?

        If you are pitching into at least 5 gallons of wort, you will not have any changes to the flavor of your beer.  At this level, the dilution ratio will be about 1:20.

        Is Propper Starter OK to use with all beer styles?  What about brewing a cider or a mead?

        Propper Starter is OK to pitch into any wort for beer, cider, or mead.  For a 5 gallon batch, you're looking at a 1:20 dilution. If you are still concerned, you can let the starter cold crash and decant the spent wort.  Keep in mind that Propper Starter is made with malt extract. Consequently, a cider or mead pitched with yeast from a Propper Starter will not be gluten free if that is important to you.

        Do I need to add water to the can to dilute the contents on the bottom of the can?

        Adding 16oz of water to the condensed wort in the can allows for 1.040 gravity yeast starter. We recommend using the empty can to not only measure 16oz of pure water but also to ensure that all the contents of the can get rinsed out.

        For high gravity brews, do I need to adjust the amount of water so that it matches the specific gravity of the beer I’m brewing?

        No - dilute by cutting with an equal volume of water.  The amount of yeast generated in a starter is linked to the extract.  For example, if you added less than a can of water to yield 1.060 gravity, in theory, you'd still end up with the same amount of new cells.  This relationship starts to break down as you get higher. If you don’t dilute the wort, the osmotic pressure caused by such a high concentration of sugar can cause stress to the cells.  And when the yeast ferment it out, the high alcohol content can also cause problems. For maximum cell count and health, we recommend a 1:1 dilution of Propper Starter to water.

        Is a stir plate required to use Propper Starter?

        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.

        What type of water can I use to dilute Propper Starter?

        Bottled water, purified water, distilled water, or (cooled down) boiled tap water all work well.

        What is the shelf life of Propper Starter?

        Twelve (12) months from date of manufacture which is noted on the bottom of the can.

        How should Propper Starter cans be stored?  Do they need temperature control?

        Propper Starter cans should be stored at room temperature to guarantee the longest shelf life. 

        Shipping

        • FREE Shipping on most over $75 shipping within the contiguous U.S.*
        • ExtraCare Glass items' shipping is calculated at checkout.
        • Most in-stock orders ship the following business day.
        • Standard ground shipping typically takes 1-3 business days in transit
          • please note: we are experiencing delays in some fulfillment centers due to COVID-19. 

          FedEx / UPS / USPS Shipping:

          • FREE over $75*
          • Flat rate $7.95 under $75*
          • 2-5 business days in transit
          • Does not require Signature

          Returns

            We're committed to your total satisfaction. You may return your items within 30 days of their delivery. Please follow the instructions below.  

              Return Eligibility:     

              • Returns must be in brand new condition.     
              • Items must be returned in their original packaging.     
              • Items must include all parts, pieces, and manuals.     
              • Items cannot be assembled or used in anyway. 

              Restocking fees are typically not applied, however, in some cases a restocking fee not to exceed 30% will be withheld from your returned merchandise total.  Shipping costs are non-refundable.

              If you have any further questions, please do not hesitate to contact us!

               

              *Free & Flat Rate shipping is only available in the contiguous U.S. Some exclusions apply, including ExtraCare Glass items, special order items, and non-standard items.

              Customer Reviews
              5.0 Based on 3 Reviews
              5 ?
              100% 
              3
              4 ?
              0% 
              0
              3 ?
              0% 
              0
              2 ?
              0% 
              0
              1 ?
              0% 
              0
              Write a Review Ask a Question

              Thank you for submitting a review!

              Your input is very much appreciated. Share it with your friends so they can enjoy it too!

              Filter Reviews:
              EM
              10/07/2021
              Eric M.
              United States United States
              Does exactly what it says it does

              Got my yeast going strong for a good fermentation - highly recommend!

              EM
              08/11/2021
              Eric M.
              United States United States
              A must for starting a new batch

              What more is there to say? Give this a couple days to grow your batch of yeast and all but eliminate the lag time.

              TN
              12/29/2020
              Tom N.
              United States United States
              Love It!

              Great product that simplifies the process and reduces the time required for making yeast starters.


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