November 2018 Minutes of the Heart River Homebrewers

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 Read more…

September 2018 Minutes of the Heart River Homebrewers

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

August 2018 Minutes of the Heart River Homebrewers

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 Read more…

May 2018 Minutes of the Heart River Homebrewers

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

April 2018 Minutes of the Heart River Homebrewers

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 Read more…

February 2018 Minutes of the Heart River Homebrewers

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 Read more…