Originally Posted by Michael in FtW
If you are using the recipes in your KA Artisan manual, and unless it is different from my manual, it should give you flour listed as a range - 6-7 cups for example. So, it may only take 6+ cups and not a full 7. Start with the lower amount and add more if necessary to get the right dough consistency. And, in addition to how you measure making a difference the brand of flour will also make a difference.
I was just coming to make a thread about "Do I need to use the full amount of flour that a recipe calls for?" you answered my question Micheal in FtW.
I'm going to get myself a scale for when I do artisan bread and pizza doughs.
Thanks everyone for the great replies.