Vera, as always, is right on. I would probably start over, just me.
Or if you re going to try the dilution method, would take a bit of ricotta and add it to the first batch just to see how it works. It seems like that method should work, but then again, at least to me, all that seems to make sense doesn't always work.
Oh yeah, and I have to say it, leave the gun.
Before criticizing a person, walk a mile in his shoes - then you are a mile away and you have his shoes!