Present: Dale Sattler, Rocky Stoltz, Michael Kreitinger, Alan Church, Doug Fettig, Jerry Ford, Ryan Jilek, Jeremiah Thorpe, Paul Ellerkamp and Jon Stika.
No beer of the month. Elections for President and Secretary were held. Jon nominated Jerry for the position of President. Ryan moved that nominations cease and a unanimous ballot be cast for Jerry, seconded by Rocky, motion passed. Ryan nominated Jon for the position of Secretary. Ryan moved that nominations cease and a unanimous ballot be cast for Jon, seconded by Mike, motion passed. Jon reported on the Barley Meeting sponsored by the Institute of Barley and Malt Sciences. The meeting is scheduled for February 7th at the Grand Dakota Lodge in Dickinson from 9AM – 3:30PM with a social to follow immediately afterward. Speakers at the social will be malt and brewing sciences PhD candidate Alberto Jimenez-Diaz and Paul Sadosky of Summit Brewing. Jon may contribute to the discussion about malt production. Dale paid his 2012 dues. Jon discussed the Brew Your Own club group subscription and that each subscribers information can be viewed on BYOs website. Rocky completed the non-profit paperwork with the state of North Dakota for 2012. Jon reported that he passed the Beer Judge Certification Program exam and is now a recognized judge. After acquiring 5 service points, Jon can advance to the rank of Certified. Rocky paid Jon $50 from club funds to reimburse Jon for the BJCP exam fee as approved at the December 2010 meeting. Rocky gave a Treasurer’s report showing a balance of $695. Ryan reported that he has scanned some issues of BYO and posted them on the members only area of the club website. Ryan reported that the Muddy River Mashers are planning a trip to Beaver Creek Brewery in Wibaux, MT on February 11th. Anyone wishing to join the group should contact Ryan. Discussion was held regarding organizing a couple home brew competitions this fall so Jon can earn some BJCP service points. Ryan brought a Belgian Pale Ale. Alan brought two Belgian ales. Paul brought an IPA made from a Northern Brewer kit. Jeremiah brought a hefeweizen. Rocky brought a chokecherry stout. Dale brought a concord grape wine made from locally harvested grapes. Jon brought an American Stout. Doug brought a Raspberry Wheat and a Porter.