I'm wondering the same thing...
I have a RIS I brewed mid-May, was in primary til 7/3, and then has bulk aged until now. Just last week I added some bourbon-soaked oak chips to it, and the time is near to bottle.
I have both a dry champagne yeast and a dry ale yeast (Munton's Gold) in my fridge (I used WLP001 for the RIS), but both are about 6-8 months old - are they still at all viable (neither have been opened and have been in the fridge the whole time)? Also, I only have 2 gallons to bottle, so was thinking of just pitching the whole pack...
Think this'll work? Or is it worth it to make the hour-long trip to the LHBS to get some fresher yeast? And what's a good pitch rate for this (it's a 10% beer)?
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