I was pulling my smack pack of 1214 to make my starter for this weekend, and the pack had been shoved to the back of the fridge in front of the vent, where it froze pretty hard.
Yeast manufacture was 5-Feb, and it could have been frozen for up to 2 weeks. The planned brew has a target OG of 1.052, so a starter may not have been strictly speaking necessary with a healthy smack pack. I presume it’s mandatory now if I want to salvage this pack. I figure nothing lost by thawing and smacking it.
So is it even worth trying to salvage this? or should I head to the not-very-local LHBS and look for a replacement?