I ordered two packages of Wyeast 1056 smack packs on 5/28/13. When I received them they were inflated, so I followed the directions on Wyeast's website and put them in the fridge because I wasn't going to use them for awhile. They subsequently deflated and there they have remained ever since.
I am planning on brewing 10 gallons of an IPA on Friday, 7/19/13, and planning on pitching both packs. I don't have any wort to make a starter and am concerned about the yeast viability. Although I do have a pound of Gold DME, but have never made a starter. Should I take them out of the fridge the day before and let them get up to room temperature? Will the bags reinflate, or should I trust that the yeast is still good? I have some dry yeast as well, but really wanted to use the liquid on this batch. Projected OG is around 1.060 on this batch.