Originally Posted by lbreedlove2
Now this may be dumb, but does secondary fermentation refer to bottle conditioning. As in after it ferments two weeks and then you add more sugar and bottle, is that secondary fermentation?
No. Secondary fermentation is when you transfer the beer to a second container (usually a glass carboy) to condition and allow even more of the suspended yeast to settle, allowing the beer to clear up. After that you'd bottle.
Some people skip the secondary and just let the beer sit longer in the primary. Personally I like getting my beers cleared up as much as I can, and in my experiences using the secondary has made a big difference in clearing the beer.