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 / 5.012 ReviewsGreat 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
3 months agoFast PitchWorks Awesome! Easy to use and great resultsFebruary 2, 2016I'm a believerThree times now we've created the starter the night before we brew and let it sit till morning. After pitching in to the wort the airlock has gone crazy within two hours. Never had things take up that fast.July 4, 2016Time 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
3 months agoFast Pitch Wort CansI really love the convenience of the canned wort, pop a top add water, then yeast done. Simple, Fast Easy. Save the work for brew day.July 30, 2016Yeast starterI love this stuff. Make a yeast starter super easy and quick.November 27, 2016Purchased
10 months agoFast Pitch worked great .Fast Pitch worked great . Making a yeast starter was a snap. My brew fermented well. The fermentation started quickly. I used White Yeast 200.January 3, 2016great 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
1 year agoMixed feelings but will buy againProduct would be flawless if they would double the can size and cut out the add water step. I was originally annoyed that I would have to boil and cool water to add with the can. In the end I bought a 24 pack of RO water (16 oz bottles) at the local grocery for a few bucks and I am happy with the time savings and convenience. I am nervous about not boiling the water but I'll get over it.December 10, 2016Purchased
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Browse 5 questions Browse 5 questions and 13 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?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!How long can the cans be stored before use?BEST ANSWER: Hey Scott
Thank you for choosing Midwest Supplies! The fast pitch lasts ~1 year. Granted it will probably last a bit past that
it is most effective if used within that 12 month period. I hope this helps
have a wonderful day!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.