DetailsFast Pitch® is an instant yeast starter. 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, Fast Pitch® is as easy as pour, pitch, propagate!
Yeast starters are the #1 way to radically improve every aspect of your homebrew. So we’re taking the next step in simplifying the process, and practically making them for you. 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.
How to use Fast Pitch® Canned Wort
Size of Starter Add Fast Pitch™ Add Water 1L 1 can 16 oz. 2L 2 cans 32 oz
Use one can of Fast Pitch™ for each liter of starter wort. Sanitize everything—flask, stopper, top of each can of Fast Pitch™, and yeast packet. Pour Fast Pitch™ directly into your flask. Add 16 oz. water to the flask for each can of Fast Pitch™. Swirl to mix. Add yeast and cover with sanitized stopper. Damn that was fast!
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4.7 / 5.019 ReviewsLazy man's starterIf I could get these without paying for all the shipping I would be using them exclusively, I throw them in the cart when buying, otherwise, I just make starter from DME.June 6, 2017Purchased
over 2 years agoWowI have used liquid yeasts in the past and decided to use the dry with a Drunken Farmer recipe. This batch was like a volcano and required a blow off tube for 3-4 days. It sounded like a motor boat in my closet.May 26, 2017Purchased
1 year agoImpressive indeedBest thing to happen to homebrew since packaged test. Well done NB. I like when a local company does good.May 11, 2017Great for the lazy man!It works...what more can I say. Yeast starters aren't hard to make without the Fast Pitch but why not accept a helping hand. I would buy again.May 9, 2017Purchased
1 year agoGreat product. Decreases lap time for fermentation.April 19, 2017Purchased
1 year agoRecommend This ProductIt takes two long to make a starter. I love its time saving. I wish shipping was cheaper.March 11, 2017Worked great.Worked fine. It was 10 months old on delivery although they state the shelf life is one year+. I liked the ease of use but I'm just not comfortable using unsanitized tap water. Will use bottled water for the rest of them even though my current batch had no issues or off flavors.March 5, 2017Purchased
1 year agogreat for yeast startersI always keep a few cans on hand in the event I need to make a starter and don't have the time to make my starter with DME. Works great and if you purchased with discount could even be cheaper and DME.February 1, 2017Purchased
over 3 years agoGreat product!This is really a great product. For years I "canned" wort and it was always a lengthy project. I really like how convenient it is to make a starter with these. I am glad this product is available and feel like every new brewer should get this to brew better beer.January 12, 2017Purchased
over 2 years agoTime saver on brew dayI've gotten great fermentations when using this product and great tasting beer. I've used the fast pitch in several IPA batches and one chocolate milk stout batch. Prior to using fast pitch I was hydrating dry yeast by adding to cooled water that had been boiled, so by skipping this step I've got fewer steps to follow on brew day.January 6, 2017Purchased
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- Customer Q&A
Browse 7 questions Browse 7 questions and 29 answersWhy is it that you have to add water at all? I thought the cans were 16 oz? The reviewer that stated "adding water you had to boil, cool..." seems spot on. What's the point of the cans if you can just "use as is?"
Is the description/instruction inaccurate? Or is the OG of the cans that much higher than you want a starter to be therefore you need to dilute?BEST ANSWER: Fast Pitch is meant to make a one liter start at the appropriate OG when mixed at the rate one can plus one can of water.What is the shelf life of Fast Pitch, i.e., if I bought now, how long can I store/keep it before it has to be used? Best by date?BEST ANSWER: It is sterile wort in the can, so it should be good for a year or more.Can this be used with liquid yeast or is it for dry yeast?BEST ANSWER: It is designed for use with liquid yeast. Re-hydrating dry yeast with this product would be overkill at least and unproductive at worst. However, for liquid yeast starters it provides a quick solution if you are not inclined to make your own and suffer through the boiling and cooling of the starter wert...works fine and saves a few minutes.can i use unboiled tap water?BEST ANSWER: Well your first issue is that most tap water is going to have chlorine in it, which can kill your yeast. Your second issue would be bacteria that lives in tap water, which usually can only be removed be UV filters.
Boiling tap water will kill the bacteria and if boiled for around 15-20 minutes will remove the chlorine as well. You can also gas off the chlorine by letting it sit for 12-24 hours, then boil it to remove bacteria and any remaining chlorine which would be ideal for this.Can I use this to prime my bottles after fermentation?BEST ANSWER: This is wort in a can. It is used instead of mixing DME and water for yeast starters. To prime, you would want to be looking at some sort of sugar, either corn sugar, honey, or the like. If you are looking for ease of use, I would recommend a conditioning tablet - Midwest carries Fermenter's Favorites Fizz Drops.
Hope this helps, and good luck!What is the Gravity of the Fast Pitch wortBEST ANSWER: I believe it is 1.040. I will never make my own starter again. It is the most simplest thing you cando. I sell time for a living and I use no time making a starter from the fast pitch can!Why are some cans of Fast Pitch cloudy with small chunks in them while others are clear?BEST ANSWER: Cloudiness or small particles in a can of Fast Pitch is the result of packaging the wort. Once the wort is boiled, proteins will coagulate and precipitate out of solution to the bottom of the kettle. Although every effort is made to remove this trub from the batch before canning, some does remain. Some cans of Fast Pitch will contain some amount of trub making the starter wort appear cloudy with some particulate in it. This should not be a concern, as coagulated proteins actually act as a nutrient to help yeast health during the propagation stage.