Propper Starter - Noble Grape

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Propper Starter - Noble Grape

Post by wader98 » Thu Mar 21, 2019 10:15 am

I think it was Northern Brewer that was selling cans of Fast pitch in the US and I see Noble grape has there own version....

Wort in can...

Introducing the Propper Starter!
Propper Starter is concentrated, nutrient-rich wort that makes it easy to give your yeast the proper start when preparing for your brew day. No more measuring messy DME. No more waiting to boil and cool. Simply mix one can with an equal amount of clean water in a sanitized flask to produce one litre of ready starter wort.

One (1) can of Propper Starter makes one litre (1L) starter


I've only made 2 starters so far without any issues....is this worth the 5$ ????

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Post by danlatimer » Thu Mar 21, 2019 10:26 am

I saw that the other day. I was thinking... hmm, the wort is more expensive than the finished product haha :)

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Post by jason.loxton » Thu Mar 21, 2019 11:24 am

Haven't tried it yet, but figure I can probably get something very close to starter gravity with another pass through the grain post-sparge. Going to do this, mix with yeast nutrient, and process in mason jars in pressure cooker. (I do a lot of canning.) Have ready made starter for no money.

I know others have done this, so not an original idea...

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Re: Propper Starter - Noble Grape

Post by Peterpasha » Thu Mar 21, 2019 7:16 pm

I bought a can after seeing it in BrewYourOwn magazine, and just have used it for a lager starter. It's in the fermenter now, so I'll let you know how it works out. I'm not sure it's any great savings in time or money, seeing as you still have to boil some water for the starter either way.
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Post by LiverDance » Thu Mar 21, 2019 7:27 pm

i grabbed a can and a bottle of water and just threw everything in the starter and it worked great! very easy and fast with no clean up :)
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Post by Andrew » Thu Mar 21, 2019 9:40 pm

It does seem super temping to me to try, but I'm cheap. So ill probably think about trying it for years and never will lol.

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Post by amartin » Sat Mar 23, 2019 10:18 am

I saw that in the email too. I might have to try it. Making a starter is a pain, although that’s part of the reason I’ve been using dry yeast so much lately. There’s a lot more variety than there used to be.


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Post by wader98 » Sat Mar 23, 2019 1:02 pm

After making my starter last night I kinda regret not trying a can. I know it’s not super time consuming but with a 2 year old it’s hard to find time to do anything!

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Post by PMackie » Mon Mar 25, 2019 8:51 am

I bought a few can's on Friday and used one for a Kolsch Starter. It is bubbling away now in the fermentation chamber at 15.5 degrees, so it seems to work quite well. Also Saved me a ton of time with a 16 month old!
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