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The listed ingredients are fermentable. As long as there are no preservatives, and the pH isn't crazy low, it will work. Baker's yeast might not give you the best flavor, but I guess you're going to work with what you've got.
fresh yeast should get rid of most of yeast smell. And even if they don't, a package of yeast is far cheaper than ingredients for new batch of mead. So by all means, do re-pitch. At worst, you will just waste $3 worth of yeast. At best, you will save much more in ingredients. And chance of success is pretty big.
Sure you can. I think Terry Gerry's book (or another, sorry) talks about how cranberry juice and apple cider are often people's first foray into brewing something. It's recommended that you agitate the beeguz out of cranberry juice or cocktail before you pitch yeast (I would use champagne yeast due to its resilience), and give it a shake whenever you pass by ...
No, it is not true. The "yield factor" of yeast is a function of both the starter volume and the inoculation rate.
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