The next meeting of the Heart River Homebrewers (AHA Club Number: 000163851)  is scheduled for Thursday, November 29th, 2018 at 1189 Franklin Street, Dickinson, North Dakota at 7:30 PM.

Jon Stika visits with residents at Edgewood Hawk’s Point in Dickinson on November 8, 2018 during a beer taste event.  The Heart River Homebrewers provided an English Brown Ale for the approximately 60 people attending the event to enjoy.

Present: Rocky Stoltz, Derek Fox, Jerry Ford, Greg Walter, Katsu Ogawa and Jon Stika.

Rocky offered to host the next club meeting at his home on November 29th, to which the group assembled concurred.  Jon will serve a club-sponsored Brown Ale at Edgewood – Hawk’s Point on November 8th.

Jon Stika
Secretary

Present: Jerry Ford, Katsu Ogawa, Greg Walter, Craig Whippo, Rocky Stoltz, and Jon Stika.

Rocky provided a Treasurer’s report.  Rocky has brewed a Porter, Greg an IPA, and Jon a Brown Ale to serve at future club events.  Jon reported that the club is invited to participate in “A Chocolate Affair Plus” benefit for the Best Friends Mentoring Program next April.

Jon Stika
Secretary

Present: Katsu Ogawa, Jerry Ford, Patrick Ahmann, Craig Whippo, Greg Walter, and Jon Stika.

Discussed upcoming events that the club will be participating in.  The first event is a beer taste scheduled for November 8th, 2018 at Edgewood Hawks Point.  The club was asked to bring a couple home brewed beers to share with those in attendance.  The second event is YuleTyme sponsored by the Dickinson State University Heritage Foundation on December 8th, 2018.  Greg said he would bring a case of beer from a kit he received from the club some time ago.  The club will also bring another beer or more if any members would like to contribute a beer to share at the event.

Motion by Stika, seconded by Ford for the club to purchase two beer recipe kits to brew to fill the club kegs for the above mentioned events.  Motion passed.  Stika will contact Treasurer Stoltz to purchase the kits as soon as practical.

Jon Stika
Secretary

Present: Katsu Ogawa, Craig Whippo, Greg Walter, Jacob Walter, Ryan Jilek, and Jon Stika.

Discussed new breweries that are being planned in North Dakota and brewing yeast management using cryo-storage.

Present: Katsu Ogawa, Jerry Ford, Derek Fox, Rocky Stoltz, Greg Walter, Jacob Walter, and Jon Stika.

Jon noted that the North Dakota State Fair will have a homebrew competition for the first time in its history this year.  Discussed methods of fining beer for clarity and yeast pitching rates.

Jon Stika
Secretary

Present: Katsu Ogawa, Derek Fox, Craig Whippo, Greg Walter, Rocky Stoltz, Jerry Ford, Ryan Jilek and Jon Stika.

Jon provided a brief report on “A Chocolate Affair Plus”.  Jon, Eve, Katsu and Casey served homebrewed beer and craft beer from Braun Distributing to over 200 guests at the event on April 21st.  Discussed a potential hops workshop at the Dickinson Research Extension Center sometime this summer.  Ryan suggested a club picnic and/or homebrew clubs campout this summer.  Also discussed IPAs, pepper beer, and the “7 Great Group Projects” article in the May-June 2018 issue of Brew Your Own that featured a segment about the Heart River Homebrewers.

Jon Stika
Secretary

Present: Rocky Stoltz, Ryan Jilek, Katsu Ogawa, Greg Walter, and Jon Stika.

Discussed high gravity beers, A Chocolate Affair Plus and using gelatin as finings to clear beer before packaging.

Jon Stika
Secretary

Present: Jerry Ford, Steve Klicker, Ryan Jilek, Craig Whippo, Greg Walter, Rocky Stoltz, Katsu Ogawa and Jon Stika.

Discussed Southwest Water chemistry and how it could be adjusted for brewing beer.  Discussed the upcoming “A Chocolate Affair +” fundraiser for Best Friends Mentoring scheduled for April 21, 2018 at the Biesiot Activities Center.  Rocky ordered Cream Ale, Amber Ale, and IPA kits from Midwest Supplies to be delivered to Jon who will brew and condition them to be served at A Chocolate Affair +.  Jon displayed the new vinyl club banner printed by Service Printers.

Jon Stika
Secretary

Present: Jerry Ford, Steve Klicker, Ryan Jilek, Rocky Stoltz, Greg Walter, Katsu Ogawa, Curtis Blaik, Nate Shillman, Joe Natwick, Ellery Dykeman, Casey Ritz, Craig Whippo and Jon Stika.

Rocky collected dues from members for 2018.  Rocky moved to cast a unanimous ballot for another two-year term for Jerry Ford as president and Jon Stika as secretary.  Seconded by Casey.  Motion passed.  Rocky has purchased the carbon dioxide refill equipment and has it at his residence.  Rocky moved to charge club members $2/pound carbon dioxide to refill cylinders from the new carbon dioxide set-up.  Seconded by Jerry.  Motion passed.  Greg moved to have the club purchase two all-grain beer recipe kits to be brewed by Jon to refill the clubs two kegs.  Seconded by Ryan.  Motion passed.  Discussed cold-steeping dark malt/grains to reduce astringency in finished beer.  Bid Ellery best wishes in his move to Minot.

Jon Stika
Secretary

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