Draft (no pun intended) Minutes of January 13, 2006 meeting of the Heart River Home Brewers

The first meeting of the HRHBs was held at Stika’s at 7:30PM on January 13, 2006. Present were Steve Rock, Austin Lang, Jeremy Jahner, Rocky Stoltz, Ryan Jilek, James Samuels, and Jon Stika. Members present were asked to complete a brief information sheet about themselves and their interests in brewing and goals/activities of the club. Discussion centered around the information on the sheet and a consensus was reached that the club should meet once a month on the third Thursday evening on or after 7:00 PM.

General discussion about brewing took place and Rocky shared a bottle of Porter with the group. Jon provided Berliner Weisse, Oatmeal Stout, and Sweet Mead that he had on tap. Jon showed the group most of his brewing equipment in his basement and the batch of Old Peculiar he brewed that day.

A summary of the completed information sheets showed the following goals/activities for the club to be (in order of most votes): Just have fun, Help each other become better brewers/vintners, Develop and share recipes, Annual picnic/cookout, Collectively purchase ingredients, Trade ingredients and/or equipment, Brew together, to learn to brew or do shared batches, Culture and share yeast strains.

The next meeting of the HRHBs is scheduled for February 16, 2006 at 7:00PM, location to be determined.

Jon Stika