I bought a couple of kits from NB that contained the Wyeast smack packs. Of course the kit I planned on making next month, the yeast pack came swollen. The inner nutrient pack sloshes around, so I guess it's still intact. Never having experience with liquid yeast, my questions are:
1. I've read it's best to make a starter with that one to make sure. I only have the LME that came with the kit. Is it ok to use some of that instead of DME, and if so how much should I use.
2. I planned on make this kit in about a month or so. Since the pack is swollen, should I make is asap, or can I leave it in the fridge for a month?
Thanks in advance for the help.