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…

August 2017 Minutes of the Heart River Homebrewers

Present: Ryan Jilek, Terris Dietz, Joel Emter, Ellery Dykeman, Ryan Buetow, Casey Ritz, Curtis Blaik, and Jon Stika. Discussed club logo redesign, wort aeration, brewing yeast management, and A Knight’s Brew beer event.  Jon reported that one club keg currently contains barrel-aged Wee Heavy and that he has brewed a club-purchased Belgian Blonde Ale kit to put in the other keg for serving at A Knight’s Brew on October 5, 2017.  Jon will pass long Read more…

July 2017 Minutes of the Heart River Homebrewers

Present: Jerry Ford, Derek Fox, Ryan Jilek, Steve Day, Terris Dietz, Rocky Stoltz, Craig Whippo, Greg Walter, Jacob Walter, Curtis Blaik, Paul Ellerkamp and Jon Stika. Discussed “A Knight’s Brew” charity event organized by Knight’s of Columbus scheduled for October 5th at the Dickinson Charities Bingo Hall south of WalMart.  The club will bring a keg of barrel-aged Wee Heavy that is now stored at Stika’s.  Motion by Stika seconded by Jilek for Rocky to Read more…

June 2017 Minutes of the Heart River Homebrewers

Present: Jerry Ford, Steve Day, Casey Ritz, Ellery Dykeman, Derek Fox, Rocky Stoltz, Joel Emter, John Reger, Stepheny Reger, and Jon Stika. John and Stepheny Reger led a discussion of the potential for a U-brew/homebrew supply shop in Dickinson.  Stepheny is researching the idea as part of a course assignment and sought ideas from members on the subject.  Joel mentioned that “A Knight’s Brew” charitable fund-raising event is being considered for sometime in October, most Read more…