Best way to clarify a cider after primary?

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carlsonderek

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So I had a bunch of cider fermenting in primary, nearing its end. It came out pretty cloudy still, as I ran out of Pectic enzyme at the last send before pitching the yeast. Now that fermentation is finished, is it still possible to add more enzyme and help it clarify? I will eventually keg this so I don't care if it kills the yeast too, just wondering what my options are.
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If you've got the patience for it, just let it sit in secondary for awhile until it clears. Otherwise, I have used Super-Kleer KC with much success.
 
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If you've got the patience for it, just let it sit in secondary for awhile until it clears. Otherwise, I have used Super-Kleer KC with much success.

Wow the customer reviews for that stuff on Northern Brewer are 5 stars through and through. I'll look into. How does it affect taste, if at all?
 

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Easiest, cheapest & (IMHO) the BEST way to clear a cider is simply rack to secondary & wait. That cider will clear just fine, all by itself. I've never used any fining agents & all my cider/graff/wine/mead/etc...
is nice & clear.
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Easiest, cheapest & (IMHO) the BEST way to clear a cider is simply rack to secondary & wait. That cider will clear just fine, all by itself. I've never used any fining agents & all my cider/graff/wine/mead/etc...is nice & clear.
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Easiest, cheapest & (IMHO) the BEST way to clear a cider is simply rack to secondary & wait. That cider will clear just fine, all by itself. I've never used any fining agents & all my cider/graff/wine/mead/etc...
is nice & clear.
Regards, GF.
Was definitely racked to secondary then added. I get the waiting is free but pe isn't exactly breaking the bank at 1.50 a bottle.
 
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Yeah I know waiting is the way to go. I have a big party coming up, and I was HOPING to hurry it along, even though I know that's not the best. Taste is doing well right now despite being young and this would really be cause I like a pretty product. I will likely try PE then cold crash after a week, but ultimately there'll be a game time decision (literally--it's a Super Bowl party)
 

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