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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

Present: Steve Day, Ryan Jilek, Jerry Ford, Ellery Dykeman, Jacob Walter, Greg Walter, Katsu Ogawa, Rocky Stoltz, Jake Stoltz, and Jon Stika.

Discussed production of club banner.  Jon will pursue development of final design and production.  Greg, Jon, and Ryan gave a report on the Yuletyme event sponsored by the DSU Hertiage Foundation.  Rocky presented a sign-up sheet for club group subscription for Brew Your Own magazine for members to complete.  Motion by Jilek, second by Greg Walter for club to purchase a set-up for transferring carbon dioxide from a large (100 pound) cylinder to smaller cylinders.  Discussion on safety and that Rocky Stoltz would host and maintain the equipment.  Motion passed.  Motion by Jilek, second by Rocky Stoltz to submit form and fees to state of ND to renew club non-profit status.

Jon Stika
Secretary

Jacob Walter, Jon Stika, Ryan Jilek, and Greg Walter represented the Heart River Homebrewers by serving home-brewed beers at the Dickinson State University Heritage Foundation Yuletyme scholarship fundraising event at the Biesiot Activities Center on December 9, 2017.

Present: Kelli Sharf, Jerry Ford, Casey Ritz, Derek Fox, Greg Walter, Darrell Neubert, Steve Day, and Jon Stika.

Discussed club logo redesign and decided that the latest versions (one with river and buttes and one without) are both acceptable for use depending on the medium (print, embroidery, etc.).  Jon will contact Ryan Jilek to have club poster made with river and butte logo design.  Discussed club participation in Yuletyme fundraiser by the Dickinson State University Heritage Foundation.  Greg and Jon have committed to serve beer brewed by the club at the event on December 9th at the Biesiot Activities Center.  Ryan or Derek may also assist depending on who is available to do so. Discussed logistics for club member trip to Stonehome brewery in Watford City.  Jerry Ford and Derek Fox will coordinate trip with those that showed an interest in the Doodle poll conducted earlier.  Discussed club group subscription to Brew Your Own magazine.  Jon circulated a sign-up sheet which garnered four sign-ups.  Sheet will be circulated again at the December meeting to achieve at least ten sign-ups needed to participate in the group discount.  Discussed club malt order.  Jon has provided the order to Ryan Jilek.  Ryan will pick up the order when he is in Bismarck in the near future.

Jon Stika
Secretary

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