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When can you get the yeast? I would definitely not go for it if you're not going to be able to let it get started at all. If you can get the yeast a day or two in advance and get it partially started then you're more likely to avoid off flavors. Even if you have to cut it a little short. You might try buying a couple packs and giving those a short start. ...
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 ...
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.
No, it is not true. The "yield factor" of yeast is a function of both the starter volume and the inoculation rate.
start from a good temperature controller for brewery, like Pixsys Atr 621. the support will suggest you what to buy and what to do.
Wyeast liquid yeast has a 6 months warranty shelf life. http://www.wyeastlab.com/rw_advantage.cfm Danstar dry yeast comes with a 2 years guaranteed shelf life, if stored properly. http://www.danstaryeast.com/articles/dry-yeast-storage Fermentis claims their dry yeast is viable for 2 years from the date of manufacture, as long as the yeast is stored ...
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