I have to "flick" my brush, which is a pure badger, 5 times. Not 4, not 6, 5. This gets enough water out to make a good lather. I suggest you play with it, give it X number of firm "flicks", see how that works, then adjust up or down as needed. I should add that I soak my brush in hot water while I shower, so it is full of water. I remove it from the water, give it a second or two for the water to drain, then flick it.
Single Malt Scotch and Extra Sharp Cheddar. Lifes perfect! Johnnie, BOTOC