I'm planning to brew a lambic using wyeast 3278. I'm going to split a batch of wort into two 3 gallon carboys and pitch the 3278 into both, making one a fruit lambic down the line. I was planning to use a whole smack pack for each carboy. The smack packs at my local brew shop are dated November 2016 (~3-4 months old). With a regular yeast strain I would normally just make a starter and not think twice, but I've read that making a starter with this blend is not generally a great idea as it can alter the ratio of the blend (from Wyeast). I've also read that time doesn't affect the viability of the brett, lacto, and pedio as much as it does brewer's yeast. Does anyone have experience using this blend when it is 3-4 months past the manufacture date? Should I make a starter? Or maybe just add some additional 'clean' yeast to help with the primary fermentation? Maybe since I'm planning to dump a whole pack into only 3 gallons the reduced viability of the brewer's yeast in the blend will not be as concerning? But then is overpitching the brett, pedio, etc. an issue? Thanks in advance!