Survey summary report

Generated Mon Apr 03 14:16:13 EDT 1995

Total responses: 368

What are your top 3 reasons for brewing?

Enjoy finished product         1st 2nd 3rd
                               149  91  45
Enjoy the brewing process      1st 2nd 3rd
                                90 105  61
Save money                     1st 2nd 3rd
                                 9  24  37
Enter/win competitions         1st 2nd 3rd
                                14   3  12
Share beer with friends        1st 2nd 3rd
                                27  47  84
Brew non-commercial styles     1st 2nd 3rd
                                24  33  54
Prefer homebrew                1st 2nd 3rd
                                39  43  52
Socialize with other homebrewers (they tend to be good folks).
                               1st 2nd 3rd
                                 0   0   1
Its fun                        1st 2nd 3rd
                                 0   0   1
To learn more about beer, so I can better appreciate the commercial product.
                               1st 2nd 3rd
                                 0   0   1
disgusted with american brewing systems
                               1st 2nd 3rd
                                 1   0   0
cost of real beer in Utah      1st 2nd 3rd
                                 0   0   1
curious                        1st 2nd 3rd
                                 0   0   1
I like the company             1st 2nd 3rd
                                 1   0   0
Hobby                          1st 2nd 3rd
                                 0   0   1
Customize Ales to my/my pallets
                               1st 2nd 3rd
                                 0   0   1
To enjoy beer from a keg at home
                               1st 2nd 3rd
                                 0   0   1
Enjoy_b                        1st 2nd 3rd
                                 1   0   0
Family Fun                     1st 2nd 3rd
                                 1   0   0
Share with police              1st 2nd 3rd
                                 0   1   0
to find the ultimate homebrew  1st 2nd 3rd
                                 0   1   0
Experiment with flavors and styles
                               1st 2nd 3rd
                                 1   0   0
to get drunk                   1st 2nd 3rd
                                 0   1   0
I like beer                    1st 2nd 3rd
                                 0   1   0
Fun                            1st 2nd 3rd
                                 1   0   0
Unique taste - flavor          1st 2nd 3rd
                                 0   1   0

Do you usually brew extract or all-grain?

   Extract All-grain
       257       103

What type of yeast do you use?

    Dry Liquid
    172    189

What do you also make?

  Mead Cider  Wine
    88    68    79

Do you collaborate with other homebrewers?

       Rar    Rarely Sometimes   Usually
         1       157       143        57

How long have you been brewing (years)?

  0   1  2  3  4  5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 17 18 19 20 30
 31 124 62 48 22 16 9 7 7 4  8  2  3  1  2  4  1  2  1  3  1
	Minimum 0	Maximum 30	Average 3.3	Median 2

How were you introduced to homebrewing?

   1  A need for decent beer
  10  Advertisement
   1  always wanted to try it!!!!
   1  an idea
   1  Birmingham Brewmasters Club
   1  Books
   1  Bought a book then a kit
   1  brewpub
   1  by a brother who gave me his equipment/he was too lazy
   1  by a friend & Papezian's book.
   1  By an interest in colonial homebrewing
   1  by brewing partner
   1  Can't remember, ah yes,
   1  class
   1  College experimentation
   1  college proffesor
   1  drinking binge, boredom, we must be able to get better beer!
   1  Family winemaking experiences
   1  Felt like trying
 163  Friend
   1  Friend of a friend
  36  Gift
   1  HBD
   1  Homebrew Digest
  62  homebrew shop
   1  I bought my first kit at a feedstore because it sounded like a good idea.
   1  I found an old book titled "Home Brewing Without Failures."
   1  I just went out-found the stuff to do it & the rest is history.
   1  I knew my microbiology degree had to be good for SOMETHING!
   1  I learned it could be done, I knew i had to brew
   1  I liked the idea, so I tried it and fell in love.
   1  I own an ISP (softaid.net)
  13  Internet
   1  knew it could be done
   1  Mother Earth News
   1  multiple friends and relatives
   1  my older brother made me drink it
   1  NCJOHB
   1  outgrowth of wine
   1  Partner's interest
   1  People in Singapore office introduced it to me - beer is $$ there. I liked the taste and started when I returned to the US
   1  personal curiosity
   1  read an article in the newspaper on homebrewing
   1  Reading Charlie Papazian's TNJOHB
   1  rel
  25  Relative
   1  self interest
   1  Self-motivated
   1  Shared house with homebrewer
   1  started when living alone in a cabin, in Alaska
   1  Started with wine, then moved on to beer.  Wine was wife's idea!
   1  Tasted my dad's/He bought me a carboy
   1  To get around the drinking age in college.
   1  tried homemade and I liked it- so I tried it- it's great
   1  visit to homebrew shop, reading
   2  Zymurgy

What brewing publications do you subscribe to?

  78  Zymurgy
  34  Brewing Techniques
   1  All
   1  All about beer
   3  Beer the Magazine
   1  Brew Your Own
   1  Brewer's Forum
   1  CAmra's "What's Brewing"
   2  Cider Digest
   1  Colorodo Finest Brews
   1  Dont subcribe but read em both
   1  e-mail
  51  HBD
   1  I do not subscribe but will pick up a Zymurgy from time to time.
   1  Journal of ASBC
   4  JudgeNet
   1  Lambic
   3  Lambic Digest
   1  Mead
   1  Mead Digest
   1  mead maker's journal
   8  No
   1  Pint Post
   4  rec.crafts.brewing
   1  The Malt Advocate
   2  The New Brewer

How often do you brew (times/year)?

   2  0
   4  1
  18  2
  15  3
  21  4
  27  5
  41  6
   5  7
  27  8
   5  9
  40  10
   2  11
  47  12
   2  13
   1  14
  18  15
   3  16
   3  18
  25  20
   6  24
  10  25
   1  26
   5  30
   1  35
   1  45
   2  50
   2  52
   1  75
   1  103
	Minimum 0	Maximum 103	Average 11.2	Median 10

How many people have you 'recruited' into homebrewing?

  0  1  2  3  4  5  6  8 10 12 20 94
 70 65 80 44 20 21 11  3  7  3  2  1
	Minimum 0	Maximum 94	Average 2.7	Median 2

How many beers have you entered in competitions?

     0   1-5  6-10 11-20   >20
    36    12     9     2     2
	Minimum 0	Maximum 30	Average 1.2	Median 0

How many bad batches have you made?

  0  1  2  3  4  5  6  7 10 14
 92 93 66 33 13 14  4  2  3  1
	Minimum 0	Maximum 14	Average 1.6	Median 1

Have you had any infected batches?

 Yes  No
 113 210

What are your favorite styles to brew?

   1  Abbey Ales
   1  Adjunct beers
  39  Ale
   1  ale around 9% alcohol
   1  All
   1  All!
   1  All-grain
   2  Alt
  12  Amber
   9  amber ale
   1  amber lagers
   2  American Ales
   1  Anything excruciatingly hoppy!
   1  APA
   5  Barleywine
   1  beer with adjuncts
   4  Belgian Ale
   6  Belgian styles
   3  bitter ale
   1  bitter amber
   8  Bock
   1  brewcanada light or export
  20  Brown Ale
   1  cherry beer
   1  chimay-styles
   1  Chocolate beer
   1  cinnamon ale
   1  coffee stout
   1  coopers ale
   3  Cream Ale
   1  czech black beer
   1  Czech Pils
   2  dark
   4  dark ale
   1  Dark Alt
   2  Dark Lager
   3  Doppelbock
   1  Dortmunders
   1  Dry Stout
   1  Dubbel
   3  English Ale
  28  English Bitter
   2  English Pale Ale
   1  English Strong Ales
   6  ESB
   1  European beers
   1  framboises
   4  Fruit beers
   1  fruit stouts
   1  Fruity
   1  full-bodied beers
   1  German Lagers
   1  ginger (alcholic)
   1  Golden Ale
   1  grain
   1  Have only made two batches
   1  Heavy ales
   1  Heavy beers
   1  Holiday Ales
   1  holiday cheer
   1  Honey
   1  Honey Lager
   1  honey pilsner beer
   1  hoppy beers
   1  hoppy brown ales
   1  I haven't brewed the same style twice.
   1  I try different types
   1  I'm having fun trying to duplicate "hoppy" ales (ie. SNPA)
   2  Imperial Stout
  29  IPA
   3  Irish Ale
   2  It depends on my mood
   1  krieks
  11  lager
   3  Lambic
   1  light
   1  Light english ales
   1  Light Summern Beer's
   1  Malt extract
   1  Malted Mead
   2  malty
   2  Mead
   1  Metheglins
   3  Mild ale
   2  Munich Helles
   1  No opinion
   2  Nut Brown Ale
   2  oatmeal stout
   1  Oktobefest
   7  Oktoberfest (Marzen)
   1  old ale
   1  once a year a smoked lager
  56  Pale Ale
   1  PILSENERS
  11  Pilsner
   1  plambics
  55  Porter
   1  potable liquid
   1  prefer rich
   1  Railroad Ale
   1  Raspberry Ale
   1  real ale
   1  recently gran cru
   5  Red Ale
   2  Scotch Ale
   4  scottish ales
   1  sour cherry
   1  special brew
   2  specialty
   1  Specialty Lagers
   2  spiced ale
   1  spicy Best Bitters
   3  Steam beer
  71  Stout
   2  strong ales
   2  strong beers
   1  Strong Scotch Ale
   1  Traditional bitter ales
   1  trappists
   1  Tripel
   2  vienna
   2  weissbier
   9  Weizen
  18  Wheat beer
   1  wheatons
   1  Winter beers (in Winter)
   2  Wit
   1  with hint of ginger
   1  Xmas specialty

What style(s) do you want to learn to brew?

   1  200 gallons at a time
   1  A more authentic Weizen
   1  a more complex red ale
   1  a nice ESB
   2  Abbey beers
   1  Abbey or Rauchbier
   1  Ale
   1  All
   6  all styles
  13  All-grain
   1  Alt
   1  amber ale
   1  amber.malty(sweet) ales
   1  anything new
  10  Barleywine
   1  Belgian Abby Beers
  10  Belgian Ale
   1  Belgian brown
   1  Belgian Dubbel
   5  Belgian styles
   1  Belgian Trappist
   1  Belhaven Scots Ale
   2  Berliner Weiss
   1  better ales
   1  Better IPAs
   7  Bock
   1  Brown Ale
   1  Chile Beer
   1  Classic light lagers
   1  clear ales (women are afraid of dark beer)
   1  cream ale
cream ale
   1  cream stout
   1  Dark Mild.
   1  decoctions
   5  Doppelbock
   1  Duvel
   1  English Bitter
   1  ESB
   1  Flavored (e.g.:Rasberry)
   2  framboise
   1  french country ale
   4  Fruit beers
   1  German styles
   1  German wheat beers
   1  Grand Cru
   1  grolsh
   2  Guinness stout
   1  Honey Porter
   1  hot stone beersstone
   1  ice
   1  id appreciate any comments on new types
   3  IPA
   1  irish red
   3  Kriek
  26  lager
  19  Lambic
   1  Light lager
   1  many
   1  many different grand cru's  (a much underated style)
  10  Mead
   2  Mild ale
   1  more of theabove
   1  Munich Dunkel
   2  Munich Helles
   1  No
   1  Non-Alcoholic
   2  Not sure
   1  oatmeal stout
   2  Oktoberfest (Marzen)
   1  one I could Sell
   2  Pale Ale
   9  Pilsner
  13  Porter
   1  Preprohibition lager
   1  Raspberry Stout
   3  Red Ale
   1  Same styles
   1  Scotch Ale
   2  scottish ales
   1  Seira Nevada Clone
   1  similar to what I've had in Germany
   1  Smithwicks
   1  Something like Samuel Adams Boston Lager
   1  Spiced
   1  SPICED ALES
   2  Steam beer
  16  Stout
   2  Trappist ale
   1  various
   3  vienna
   2  weissbier
   2  Weizen
   1  whatever next strikes my fancy
   6  Wheat beer
   1  Wine
  11  Wit
   1  working on it want RedHook or Red Necter style
   1  you name it
   1  your mother's beer
   1  Zima

Do you plan to change or improve your brewing equipment?

 Yes  No
 260  51