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…

January 2018 minutes of the Heart River Homebrewers

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.  Read more…

December 2017 minutes of the Heart River Homebrewers

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 Read more…

YuleTyme 2017

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.

November 2017 Minutes of the Heart River Homebrewers

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 Read more…

October 2017 Minutes of the Heart River Homebrewers

The September 2017 meeting was held at Greg Walter’s, but no business was conducted or minutes recorded. The October 2017 meeting was held on November 2, 2017. Present: Ryan Jilek, Terris Dietz, Jerry Ford, Rocky Stoltz, Derek Fox, Craig Whippo, Ellery Dykeman, Greg Walter, and Jon Stika. Discussed club logo design.  Jon will send out latest version for review.  Discussed group order of malt from Two-Track Malting.  Price for full 50 pound bags for homebrew Read more…