Question what Gear you are in is irrelevant. It is about RPM.
The point behind coast is to maximize fuel economy (minimize fuel consumption).
Hence, the tranny will keep the gear until very low rpm to allow for least engine speed, but high enough to enable fuel cut off.
One thing to consider, not sure how it works with DCT, but most automatics would disable the fuel cut off the moment you start shifting manually. After a while, if you stay in gear, it will enable it back again. That might be causing you to coast further than without any intervention.
As for the gear - it is hard to suggest. It all depends on the conditions, load, wind, distance, speed...
Sometimes I would let it coat in tallest gear to then shift quickly to say 3rd or so, and get the engine spin at higher rpm to a coast.
One thing to mention, though.
While it is true that brakes are wear item and are not covered by 10 years warranty, you need to consider that not using them will result in rust and stuck brakes... what in turn makes to replace them sooner than later.