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Old 03-21-2006, 05:59 AM   #1
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Anyone seen a statistic of roughly how many home brewers there are in the US? Always wondered that. Around here there are quite a few people who home brew but living up North, Iowa, I rarely met anyone who did.
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Old 03-21-2006, 06:29 AM   #2
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The best place I know to look would be the Brewer's Association. I poked around their website, but didn't find anything.
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Old 03-21-2006, 06:49 AM   #3
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BYO lists "91,000 readers every issue"

So I will assume at least 91k. Seems like quite a few. I thought it would be much lower.
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What is the largest home brew forum in regards to membership?
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Old 03-21-2006, 07:44 AM   #5
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Sounds like a great poll question.
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Old 03-21-2006, 07:45 AM   #6
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Don't count me, I'm Canadian. My brother however, is american living Canada, uh-oh this just got more complicated...
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Old 03-22-2006, 08:45 AM   #7
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Both of my grandparents on my mother's side are from Canada, which makes me half Canadian, right, oops.. ehy?
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Old 03-22-2006, 05:16 PM   #8
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AHA says about 1.2 million
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Old 03-22-2006, 05:19 PM   #9
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Quote:
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BYO lists "91,000 readers every issue"

So I will assume at least 91k. Seems like quite a few. I thought it would be much lower.
91k seems like it would be way too low. I'm sure there are a lot of homebrewers that don't subscribe to BYO. I, personally, have never looked at a single issue of the mag, nor have 4 of my friends in OH that homebrew, so...

the 1.2 million quote seems more reasonable to me, but I'd like to know where they get the data from.

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Old 03-22-2006, 05:26 PM   #10
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the population of the US is just about 300,000,000, so if there are 1.2 million homebrewers, that's one HB'er for every 300 people.

That 1.2 Million number DOES seem a little high when you look at it that way.

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