I got curious today and looked to see how we stacked up this year versus last year. At this date in 2011, HBT members were at about the 6,500 gallon mark. Now, we're at around 8,900.
I believe the efforts of HBT members are growing this hobby. It is undeniable that the collective experience available here produces consistently great results - enough that more people are choosing to brew more beer and other drinks - and stick with it!
Nice job everybody
Now go to the Unanswered Threads, Beginners Brewing, and Introduction forums and help a brother out!