The mix was dry. And balls of mix developed .75" to about 1.5" and rolled about the mixer without mixing in very well.
I wound up adding more water about a gallon per bag to get a mix that looked something like the mix the pros bring when I order several years from a regular cement truck. Or the mixes I used to do in a shallow plastic tub with hoe and rake to mix the SAKRETE.
Adding the water was essential to getting a mix I felt comfortable with - with the exception that I fear the additional water might effectively ruin the mix and deck footers I was pouring.
I thought to ask here in case anyone had experience mixing concrete in a similar mixer or the one from HFT.
Or maybe one of you can point me to a source that will help answer my questions. Thank you.