I'd try a snip piggybacked onto another roll developed in HC-110 dilution B and see what kind of fog you have before even loading any of it into the camera and shooting. Could save yourself some trouble. Just unspool the roll and take a little snip off the end, then respool it.

IME, expired film isn't that useful unless you get it in large quantities. What good are two or three rolls of something if you have to shoot at least one of them just to get a handle on the film?