The next meeting of the Heart River Home Brewers (AHA Club Number: 000163851) is scheduled for Thursday, December 18th, 2014 at Custom Data World Headquarters, 677 10th Street East, Dickinson, North Dakota at 7:30 PM.

Present: Alan Church, Jerry Ford, Rocky Stoltz, Ryan Jilek, Alicia Erickson, Glen Bruhschwein and Jon Stika.

Discussed beers members are currently fermenting and plan to brew this winter.  Alicia brought some 2014 Blues & Brews glasses.  Discussed new breweries opening in North Dakota, such as Drekker in Fargo.  Discussed holding the December meeting at a local pub or restaurant, but no consensus was reached on the subject.  Jon suggested the next meeting should be scheduled for December 18th rather than the 25th.  Ryan informed the group that he would be brewing on November 22nd and all were welcome to stop by to watch the brewing process or “supervise”.

Jon Stika
Secretary

Present: Glen Bruhschwein, Joel Empter, Rocky Stoltz, Steve Klicker, Jan Heimdal and Jon Stika.

Rocky provided a Treasurer’s report.  Discussed yeast washing, saving and repitching yeast, pepper beers and upcoming judging at Hoppy Halloween in Fargo, ND next weekend.  Joel raised the question of what collective brew should be next for aging in the club barrel.

Jon Stika
Secretary

Present: Ryan Jilek, Jerry Ford, Michael Kreitinger, Steve Klicker, Tyler Benson and Jon Stika.  Supper potluck meeting hosted by Stika’s.

 

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Present: Jerry Ford, Glen Bruhschwein, Ryan Jilek, Alan Church, Joel Emter, Jan Heimdal, Paul Ellerkamp, Todd Droval and Jon Stika.
Discussed club representation at the Knights of Columbus “A Knights Brew” event September 20th at the Dickinson Recreation Center. Jon and Ryan will represent the club at the event and each serve beers they brewed. Jon, Ryan and Jerry reported on their respective hop harvests. Jerry reported that he will acquire some malting barley from Elmer Miller later this month after the barley is harvested. Ryan presented an embroidered shirt for inspection with the club name and logo on it. The shirt will be sent to former member Dale Sattler according to a motion passed at an earlier meeting. The logo is on file at Custom Design in Dickinson if members would like to purchase a shirt with the logo. Glen moved that new members wishing to join after July 1st could pay a prorated dues of $12.50, seconded by Ryan, motion passed. Jan paid $12.50 dues to join as a new member. The club potluck was scheduled for Friday, September 26th at Stika’s.
Jon Stika
Secretary

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Ryan, Jon, Eve and Jerry represented the club at the 2014 Blues & Brews.

Present: Ryan Jilek, Joel Empter, Michael Kreitinger, Glen Bruhschwein, Alan Church, Jerry Ford and Jon Stika.

Jon shared recent correspondence addressed to the club.  Jon shared brewing newspapers brought back from a recent trip to Oregon.  Discussed various homebrew suppliers and new yeasts, etc. that they had to offer.  Discussed Knights of Columbus Beer Taste scheduled for September 20th at the Dickinson Recreation Center.  There will be no formal competition or judging of the beers served.  Mike asked the club if they would be willing to provide and serve beers at the event.  Jon and Ryan agreed to brew two beers for the club to serve.  Jerry talked to Elmer Miller of Raleigh, ND regarding malting barley.  Jerry asked that anyone interested in acquiring some Conlon two-row barley from Mr. Miller provide Jerry with a five-gallon bucket and Jerry will secure some of the barley later this summer.  Discussed club picnic.  Jon will send out list of potential dates in September for members to vote on.  Glen brought some excess brewing equipment (buckets, carboys, etc.) that he acquired at a reasonable price that he made available to club members at no charge.  Discussed several ND and MN start-up and relatively new breweries and their respective beers.  Sampled several home brewed beers brought to the meeting by those in attendance.

Jon Stika
Secretary

Present: Ryan Jilek, Jerry Ford, Alan Church, Steve Klicker and Jon Stika.

Discussed the upcoming Blues & Brews event, Saturday, June 7th at the Biesiot Activities Center in Dickinson, ND.  Several members plan to attend and serve their home brewed beers.  The beers brewed at Hawk’s Point for the even have been kegged and connected to carbon dioxide to carbonate them.  Discussed hopping strategies for bitterness, flavor and aroma.  Several beers were sampled and discussed.

Jon Stika
Secretary

group around kettlesIMG_9037Glen, Alicia, Jerry, Jon and Lindsey watch kettles of boiling wort during the 2014 Hawk’s Point brew session on April 4th in the Hawk’s Point kitchen.  The brew crew (back) Jerry, Ryan, Glen (front) Jon & Rocky.

Present: Ryan Jilek, Jerry Ford, Joel Empter, Rocky Stoltz, Michael Kreitinger, Glen Bruhschwein, Steve Klicker and Jon Stika.

Discussed upcoming brew session at Hawk’s Point to brew three kit beers for Hawk’s Point to serve at Blues and Brews on June 7th.  Ryan has the kits.  Members will bring brew kettles, wort chillers and other gear and meet at Hawk’s Point at 6PM and begin brewing at 7PM.  Ryan reported that Custom Design in Dickinson has the club logo digitized and should be ready to embroider the design on shirts for members who wish to do so.  The ND Brewers Campout is set for June 20-22 at Wolf Creek on Lake Sacagawea.  The Knights of Columbus “A Knight’s Brew” is scheduled for September 20th.

Jon Stika
Secretary

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