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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 ...
Yes, you can clear it with gelatin, or any other common way. Most should work. For carbonation - forced carbonation in keg will work all right, no reason for it not to. Bottle conditioning will still be possible. Unless you filtered, you should have some yeast in suspension, so slowly, slowly they will do their job. If you filtered, or don't want to wait ...
Different finings are used for different purposes and sometimes you end up using two because the first didn't work. For cider, I would try egg yolk or isinglass first. If you want crystal clear you may be forced to filter. Apple is notorious for not clarifying on its own.
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