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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4.8 / 5.026 ReviewsGreat starterThese cans are such a time savor! I don't have so much cleanup boiling DME.May 2, 2019Purchased
4 months agoWith Fast Pitch you have one less thing to do.This stuff is great. Saves time prepping for brewing.March 19, 2019Purchased
4 months agoFebruary 3, 2019Purchased
4 months agoFast Pitch WOW!Makes making a starter a no brainer. Love this product! Just simply poor in & add yeast. It's really that easy! Highly recommend trying this.January 24, 2019Purchased
5 months agoFastpitchTalk about EZ. Popped 2 cans of fast pitch and poured it into the 2l flask, topped off to 2l with distilled water. Then tossed in the yeast and off it went. Also used a foam stopper. This combo seemed to produce a noticeably better volume of yeast compared to using DME and foil over the mouth.January 7, 2019Purchased
6 months agoThis product worked as advertise, simple, allows your yeast to multiply with very little effort, no more cooking a micro batch of wort, pour and go.December 17, 2018Purchased
7 months agoTime SaverIt takes an hour of preparing a starter off the table!December 13, 2018Purchased
7 months agoLazy 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 3 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
over 2 years ago
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Browse 7 questions Browse 7 questions and 29 answersWhat 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 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 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 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!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.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 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.
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