December 2007 meeting notes

Present at the December 27, 2007 meeting held at Custom Data were Ryan Jilek and Jon Stika. Ryan and Jon sampled “Hop Ottin’ IPA from Anderson Valley Brewing Co. of Booneville, CA, “Firebrick” Vienna style lager from August Schell Brewing of New Ulm, MN, and Spaten German Lager from the Spaten brewery of Munich, Germany. The Hop Ottin’ IPA was indeed very hoppy and well made. The Firebrick was a good Vienna style lager slightly Read more…

November 29th Club meeting

The Heart River Homebrewers met on November 29, 2007 at the home of President Jon Stika. Members Jeremy Jahner, Ryan Jilek, Paul Ellerkamp, Dennis Froemke, Rocky Stoltz, Todd Solem, and Jon Stika enjoyed pizza, wings, beef sticks, crab salad and many different kinds of beer and wine, both commercial and member produced. Rocky and Ryan brought a Fat Tire clones. Jeremy brought some Redhook Sunrye. Paul brought his own Hefe Weizen, IPA, Trippel, and Oktoberfest Read more…

October 2007 Meeting and Tasting

Last night we gathered for the October meeting of the HRHB at 7:30 at the office of Custom Data.  Beers that were tasted and evaluated are pictured below. Thanks to Paul and Ryan for their contributions to the tastings… more will follow as the official minutes are posted. No homebrews were evaluated at this meeting. Thanks again to all those who attended.

2007 Heart River Homebrewers Picnic

Well another year has passed us by and the arrival of fall really kicks off the start of the brewing season. To celebrate this transition we all gathered at Rocky Stoltz’s house for our annual picnic and beer appreciation night. Peanuts and beer served as our kickoff appetizer. Brats, salads, cakes and of course beer were offered up as the main course. For desert we got real serious and started drinking beer. Now since my Read more…

Old Peculiar

A complex malty English Brown Ale. Brewer: Jon Stika Type: All Grain Style: English Brown Ale OG: 1.056 FG: 1.020 9 pounds pale malt 1 pound crystal malt 1/2 pound wheat malt 3 ounces roasted barley 1/2 pound molasses 1/4 pound brown sugar 1 ounce Willamette hop pellets (4.9%AA) 1 ounce Northern Brewer hop pellets (7.1%AA) Single infusion mash starting at 157F for one hour in 13 1/2 quarts water.  Sparge with 13 1/2 quarts of Read more…

January 2006 Meeting Minutes

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 Read more…

First Official Meeting of HRHB Scheduled

The first official meeting of the Heart River Homebrewers is tentatively scheduled for Friday, January, 13th at the residence of Jon Stika for 7:30 pm. Jon’s address is: 1060 4th Ave East. If you need directions or would like to confirm your presence please call either Jon (483-8788) or myself (290-3036). Items discussed will be the formation of the club and the groups general sense of direction for the club. At this time we will Read more…