Fast Pitch® Yeast Starter Kit - 2000 mL

$29.99

SKU# 41801

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Everything you need to make instant yeast starters. Starters are essential to making bigger, boozier beer with better flavor and fermentation. We’ve revamped our yeast starter kit to include Fast Pitch®, the first-ever canned wort. Go straight from can to flask and eliminate waiting, extra equipment, clean-up and risk of contamination. No boiling, no DME. From start to finish in under 5 minutes, the Fast Pitch® Yeast Starter Kit is as easy as pour, pitch, propagate!
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Fast Pitch® Yeast Starter Kit - 2000 mL

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Everything you need to make instant yeast starters. Starters are essential to making bigger, boozier beer with better flavor and fermentation. We’ve revamped our yeast starter kit to include Fast Pitch®, the first-ever canned wort. Go straight from can to flask and eliminate waiting, extra equipment, clean-up and risk of contamination. No boiling, no DME. From start to finish in under 5 minutes, the Fast Pitch® Yeast Starter Kit is as easy as pour, pitch, propagate!

Yeast starters are the #1 way to radically improve every aspect of your homebrew. Our yeast starter kit helps you make better beer with less effort. A yeast starter with Fast Pitch® is as easy as making kool-aid. Add it to water, pitch yeast. Make better beer. It’s that easy.

Kit Includes:

  • Fast Pitch® Canned Wort (4-Pack)
  • 2000mL Flask & Stopper
  • Complete Instructions
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Reviews
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Was able to raise a thriving Yeast Starter that took off within 6 hours in the fermenter. Using Fast Pitch and a stir plate, I had the best attenuation I've ever achieved during primary fermentation (88%).
September 15, 2016
I love it. Very easy
I love it. Very easy to save your favorite yeast strain, or multiply the active yeast before you pitch it.
January 7, 2016
Super easy. Great product
Made doing starters for a first time starter maker a breeze.
November 8, 2015
As described
Can't wait to use it
June 10, 2016
Came as advertised! Packed appropriately
Came as advertised! Packed appropriately too!
March 23, 2016
Fantastic product
Excellent idea, I don't have to mess with wort or getting the starter done 12 hours in advance. Just pour, mix, and go. How much easier can you get!
March 5, 2016
Great Starter Equals Great Beer!
I have never seen yeast so active. My beer now tastes professional.
March 6, 2016
It's good
Really speed up fermentation.
September 14, 2016
Made my first yeast starter with this a few weeks ago and I was amazed at how quickly my fermentation took off after pitching my yeast. I can't wait to try my brew.
January 31, 2017
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1 month ago
Saved a batch
I purchased the yeast starter kit to ensure I had good yeast for a batch of porter. I suspected it was bad. My suspicions were confirmed when the starter failed to kick off. It saved me the cost of making a failed batch.
October 12, 2016
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Should you boil the water then cool before mixing with fast pitch? Or can you use bottled water at room tempeture?
Stefan G on Dec 24, 2016
BEST ANSWER: I use bottled water at room temp. Just sanatize the outside of the bottle before opening.
Does the stopper have a hole for an airlock if not what size stopper would fit it the flask?
S N on Mar 2, 2016
BEST ANSWER: No the stopper does not have a hole in it. It is made of a spongy type of material so air will still escape. I used mine once so far and the difference it makes when adding the yeast to your fermenter is unbelievable!
When would you need a 2L flask vs 1L? could a 1L handle most scenarios?... I am most interested in using starters for only high gravity beers and brew 5Gal batches.
M S on Feb 29, 2016
BEST ANSWER: A one-liter starter is sufficient in many cases, but if a person does VERY high gravity beers, or 10 gallon batches, a two-liter starter kit would be better. You can make larger starters, and create a larger yeast culture to ferment a full 10 gallon batch. But for most uses, a one-liter starter is good for standard 5 gallon batches. -Mike W, Northern Brewer
How many brews is this package good for? Also, how long will it keep in refrigeration?
G Y on May 2, 2016
BEST ANSWER: The Fast Pitch, in my opinion, is an excellent idea!. I've used both dry and liquid yeast both with equal success and its a good way to make sure your yeast is viable- result - less chance of a stuck fermentation. The kit comes with 4 cans and is good for 4-1 liter starters, enough for 20 gallons of beer. I pitched a 1 liter starter into an approximate 6.0% abv brew I did two nights ago, it took 5 hours for the bubbling magic and it's still going strong at about 4-5 bubbles a second! As far as how long it stays good for, its in a sealed can much like a beer, my fast pitch gets stored on a shelf and I save room in the fridge for the beer! Cheers!
How long can these be stored before they expire?
Chris O on Mar 3, 2016
BEST ANSWER: There is a date on the bottom of the can. I don't know if it is a production date or an expiration date. If an expiration date, I would assume that it should be good until that date and maybe a little beyond. If refrigerated, maybe longer.
Do you have to use liquid yeast or can you use dry?
B L on Jan 28, 2016
BEST ANSWER: The yeast starters are more beneficial for liquid yeast but can certainly be used to increase your pitch rate with dry yeast as well.
When making a yeast starter, shouldn't you use an airlock, or just the foam stopper?
N A on Dec 18, 2015
BEST ANSWER: Foam stopper. The yeast needs oxygen for growth. Airlock would prevent oxygen from getting in.
Do you recommend refrigerating fastpitch before you use it or is it okay for it to stay in a cool location like in the basement till needed
B R on Dec 5, 2015
BEST ANSWER: Fastpitch is shelf stable and does not need to be refrigerated. Your basement would be a good storage place.
Is the 2000ml flask big enough to make a 2 liter starter?
Ben S on Dec 3, 2015
BEST ANSWER: I have only used a max of 32 ounces in mine thus far. Worked great for that much volume.
Is the flask that's included in this kit Pyrex and safe to heat directly on the stove?
bronco8777 on Oct 15, 2015
BEST ANSWER: They are boroscillicate glass but not Pyrex. We do not recommend heating them directly on a stove.
I have a 1 liter flask. How would I use the can with this flask?
B I on Sep 28, 2015
BEST ANSWER: To use the Fast Pitch in a one liter flask

add one can of Fast Pitch and one can of water

then add your desired yeast to make the starter.

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