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In answer to your question, whether or not you clarify cider depends primarily on your end use. If this is tasty cider you want to share with friends and family around the Thanksgiving table, then I would say no, you don't need to clarify it because there should be no flavor impact. If you want to show it off for competition (keep in mind clarity only ...
What's the problem with foil? When I cold crash, I seal the fermenter either with a solid stopper or foil. Since fermentation is done there's no need to do anything else. AAMOF, you want to stop air from getting into the fermenter, whether it has microbes or not. I would not recommend using anything porous.
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