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Old 03-22-2006, 05:43 PM   #11
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1 in every 300 doesn't seem too high a percentage - maybe by a tad, but not outlandish. There's enough people in the local homebrew joint every time I go to convince me that there's a decent number anyways. Arguably, only a small percentage of those would be interested to subscribe to BYO or actively talk about it online *eyes the 24 guests curently viewing the boards*
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Old 09-26-2011, 02:57 PM   #12
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1.2 million would be roughly .4% of the population. that seems reasonable to me.

More importantly, does anybody know from where the AHA derived this stat?

 
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Old 09-26-2011, 04:42 PM   #13
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Well, of the 300 million Americans, I think 75 million are kids. A lot of Americans don't drink, etc. When you try to think of incidence, don't just think about people like yourself.

I'm guessing AHA over-estimates, in part because 1 in ~200 adults seems a little high, and in part because that's what groups do.

 
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Old 09-26-2011, 04:46 PM   #14
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1 in 300 active homebrewers sounds realistic to me. If you include people who have ever tried homebrewing but don't do it anymore then it is probably more like 1 in 100.

 
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Old 09-27-2011, 12:39 AM   #15
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According to the AHA web site:

"It is difficult to determine, but the AHA estimates that nearly 1,000,000 Americans brew beer and make wine at home at least once a year."

I assume they mean brew beer OR make wine. If so, the number of brewers could be significantly less than 1 million.
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Old 09-27-2011, 12:45 AM   #16
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Old 09-27-2011, 01:05 AM   #17
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*eyes the 24 guests curently viewing the boards*
Well 5 1/2 years ago HBT had 24 guests... today it's 1298 viewing.. are there 50 times more homebrewers now than 2006?

Here is a timestamp for this date.... let's see where we are in 2016...Threads: 258,621, Posts: 3,235,864, Members: 85,462

 
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Old 09-27-2011, 03:28 AM   #18
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according to the aha web site:

"it is difficult to determine, but the aha estimates that nearly 1,000,000 americans brew beer and make wine at home at least once a year."

i assume they mean brew beer or make wine. If so, the number of brewers could be significantly less than 1 million.
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Old 09-27-2011, 03:34 AM   #19
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Holy necropost, Batman!

5 years, 6 months, 4 days.

What's the record?
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Old 09-27-2011, 03:38 AM   #20
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Holy necropost, Batman!

5 years, 6 months, 4 days.

What's the record?
The record for number of homebrewers in the country?

 
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