|There is no clear cut answer to this eternal question.
It is akin to asking "does this make me look Fat?"
I flew a 185 for 18 years and never did a two wheel landing that I can recall.
The Bush Master that taught me to handle the 185 had a tail wheel stuck up his ass, and so it went.
Since I discovered two wheel landings, I must say that at times, in a really good Xwind, flying it on straight, wing into wind, holding it on the ground with pressure while keeping straight with rudder gives me a greater sense of control. Especially if runway length is not a factor.
It would not occur to me of using the brake to keep it going straight with the tail still up, too much going on with one foot at the same time that could cause a bit of cerebral confusion, resulting in too much brake at the wrong time and an unpleasant ground loop, especially if it is gusty... In the 185 for sure.
On a short mountain strip I like to sit on the tail wheel and ride it on first, dump flaps and jump on the brakes This is where I would use the brakes as well as the rudder to keep it from heading for the stumps.
In the Beaver I don't think that it matters much what technique one uses, the darn thing is so docile, it practically lands itself, given a modicum of basic stick and rudder skills on the part of the driver, cross wind or not.
Being in control of the airplane, actually " Feeling in Control " is much more important than the landing technique, especially in squirrelly winds and short strips.
Years ago, Bush Master Floyd, encouraged me to "FEEL in Control" by slapping the control wheel, back and forth with one hand as one would a misbehaving animal. "slap her down, man, slap her down" he would say on short final, to instill that "In Control Feeling".
Much like riding a wild bronco and giving it the spurs a bit, in order to let it know who's the boss.
Man, master over beast, master over machine.
Sounds a little loopy, but it sure worked for me.