I know what your thinking....here we go again. I will try to give all the pertinents up front and I know I was careless on a few fronts but the question is now to dump or not to dump? I have been brewing trouble free since 2012. The grain bill: Maris 53.2% Munich Light 13.3% UK Brown 7.2% UK Choc 6.6% Special B 5% UK C-90 3.3% UK C-60 2.5% The OG was 1.079, lower than expected. The mash initially rested at 159F (I know right?, I told you I made some rookie mistakes) I did not oxygenate. I pitched 1 packet of US-05 dry, no rehydration. I fermented at 65F. After 10 days my Gravity was at 1.036 or 53% attenuation. I panicked and added 1 lb of brown sugar made into a thick syrup. I had read that Maybe raising the alcohol % wouldcompensate. At this time I also added a rehydrated pack of US-05. After 5 days, Very slight activity. The question is now what would you do? I figure I could add Brett and let her ride. I could add beano. I run out of ideas there short of dumping. Let the flagellation begin, but I am hoping for some constructive ideas.