are there negative consequences racking into a third fermenter?
I brewed a pale ale and it was very cloudy when I racked into secondary, way cloudier than any other I've brewed. I'd like to help clear it up by racking into a third carboy but I'm concerned it may be unnecessary and may possibly have negative consequences. Any thoughts?
Besides the extra effort and additional risk of contamination and/or oxidation, there shouldn't be a problem. You'd be better served throwing some gelatin in the secondary if you're really concerned with the cloudiness.
Racking again will only expose your beer to more oxygen and potential infections. I would either leave it for longer (and maybe a little colder if possible) in the secondary or look into adding some fining agents such as gelatin for clarity if you are in a rush.
Time is probably the best option IMO since your beer will get that little extra bit of age and let the yeast clean it up a bit.
Not if it hadn't reached a stable FG before being racked over. It might still be trying to finish up. I think he kept to the kit instructions & wound up racking it over when initial fermentation was done.
Everything works if ya let it-Roady(meatloaf)