The next meeting of the Heart River Homebrewers (AHA Club Number: 000163851)  is scheduled for Thursday, January 24th, 2019 at Custom Data World Headquarters, 677 E 10th Street , Dickinson, North Dakota at 7:30 PM.

Present: Steve Klicker, Jerry Ford, Rocky Stoltz, Nate Shilman, Greg Walter, Katsu Ogawa, Joel Emter, and Jon Stika.

Greg reported on YuleTyme event.  All of the beer brought to the event was served (Brown Ale, Golden Ale, and Porter).  Greg presented a donation from the Dickinson State University Heritage Foundation to the club to cover the cost of ingredients for the beer served at YuleTyme.

Discussed group order of malt from Two-Track Malting.  There was not enough interest at this time to put together a 600 pound order.  Members can contact Jared Stober at Two-Track Malting to purchase a 50 pound bag individually if they wish.

Discussed group subscription to Brew Your Own magazine.  Several members were interested.  The offer will be circulated at the next meeting to get the minimum of 10 subscribers needed for the group discounted rate.

Some members paid dues for 2019.  Dues of $25 per annum for 2019 club membership will be payable at the January 2019 meeting.  Members interested in the Brew Your Own group subscription can pay an additional $10 to be part of the group rate deal for the magazine.

Discussed participation of the club in “A Chocolate Affair Plus” tentatively scheduled for late April 2019.  Motion by Stoltz, seconded by Stika to purchase a beer kit to brew for the event.  Motion passed.  Jon plans to brew at least two beers for the event in addition to the club kit.

Also discussed kegerator design and mead production methods.

Jon Stika
Secretary

(l to r) Greg Walter, Rocky Stoltz, Ryan Jilek, and Jacob Walter served home brewed beer at the Dickinson State University Heritage Foundation YuleTyme event on December 8th, 2018 at the Biesiot Activities Center.

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

Rocky, Greg, Craig, and Ryan will plan to represent the club at the DSU Heritage Foundation YuleTyme event on December 8th, 2018 at the Beisiot Activities Center in Dickinson.  They will serve SnowPlow Porter, Fuggle IPA, and Reindeer Spit Brown Ale to those in attendance.

Jon reported that he and his wife, Eve, served Brown Ale that Jon had brewed to approximately 60 in attendance at a beer tasting event at Edgewood Hawk’s Point in Dickinson on November 8th, 2018.

Rocky reported that two members have purchased carbon dioxide from the club carbon dioxide supply thus far.  The charge is $2.00 per pound of gas to members of the club.

Two Track Malting is offering any of its malts sold by the 50 pound bag at $0.85 per pound, or minimum order of 300 pounds at $0.65 per pound to home brewer club members.

Jon suggested that those interested in brewing a beer to be served at “A Chocolate Affair Plus” fund raising event for Best Friends Mentoring Program of Dickinson should have their beer ready by April.  The event will likely be planned for late April.  Members can be reimbursed by the club for ingredients of a batch of beer brewed for the event.  Jon plans to brew a chocolate oatmeal stout for the event.

Jon Stika
Secretary

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

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