I once listened to a set of tapes by the silly Anthony Robbins who NEVERTHELESS has some good meaty stuff in his program.
One of my favorites was a story he told about how to learn how to become an expert in anything and he gave an example of a baker.
The master baker did everything by eye and hand, knowing exactly the right amounts and timings of everything simply by being an expert.
So how does a person who knows nothing learn?
You stop them as they do each step, ask them questions, measure, and then allow them to continue, documenting as you go.
Then repeat the steps later that you learned from them.
So, maybe when you notice a “new ingredient”, stop, ask a few questions, measure, then allow things to continue normally.
You’re lacking a procedure to follow