Well, world's oldest malt extract. Tomorrow I plan to brew Denny's BVIP recipe.....10 gallons of it! Going to split it betweem WY1450 and US-05. I have two packets of US-05, but thought I would make a starter for the WY1450 (born on date of September 25).
Turns out I am all out of DME, and no good alternatives since the local hardware store gave up on selling homebrew supplies. So I turned to the 3.3 lb. pouches of LME that a friend who gave up the hobby gave to me.....A DECADE AGO.
The brand is Northwestern Gold. I recall they were a Wisconsin LHBS who had a contract with Briess to distribute their malt extract. The LME looked like molasses, and tasted like caramel. I made a two liter starter anyway, and pitched the smack pack in.
It is fermenting nicely in a 1 gallon clear glass jug. No krausen. Today I looked at the box that the Northwestern Gold LME pouch came in and saw a date stamped on it.
December 17, 1992.
As I will have the US-05 as a sort of control, it will be interested to compare the two. Although I don't believe any little amount of 27 year old wort starter will make an impact on the flavor of a big beer such as the BVIP.