ben8jam wrote:What's the benefit of banging the PF on the counter with half the grinds?
This is a pseudo-common practice for up-dosing with fluffy grinds or low-density beans. It allows you to get more grinds into the basket than you could otherwise. Not sure how well it would work in conjunction with WDT, though Were I to up-dose with WDT, I would just use a dosing funnel and call it a day. But my machine has no headroom, so up-dose I can't.
That said, if this practice works for the OP, then more power to you!