There are various ways to incorporate melodrip into pouring methods, though it is NOT recommended to simply replace your current standard kettle pours with a melodrip. The distribution of water from a single bare kettle stream is done by depth infiltration while the melodrip focuses on water traveling through a higher volume of stable bed particles i.e. percolation. Both have their strengths and weaknesses which is why all of our recipes incorporate a mix between Bare Kettle Pouring, Melodrip, and Stirring.
We recommend starting with our standard favorite "Recipe C". This follows all of our best practices which are:
1- Keep all melodrip pours at around 3x Coffee Weight. This ensures that water levels post pour are at a optimal height.
2- Pouring should begin when the water level lowers about 1cm above the top of the coffee slurry. This ensures that for every pour, the water level rises to a similar height when pouring is done.
3- Brewing should start with a bare kettle bloom and gentle slurry stir/inspection to ensure full saturation.
The other recipes will tweak the amount of water poured and when pouring should start, but may have equally tasty results.