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Show Notes #267: The Weekender XXII

Listen to Episode #267

This Weekend in Amateur Radio (Segment 1)

  • Contests
  • Contests Next Weekend
  • Special Events
  • LHS Ham Radio Challenge
    • If you have the opportunity to operate the transceivers for a local amateur radio special event station, do so! If not, attempt to make contact and receive a certificate or special event QSL card.

This Weekend in Open Source (Segment 2)

  • Distros to Try
  • Events
  • Events Next Week
  • LHS Open Source Challenge
    • Attempt to build an application into a package, be it RPM, DEB or something else.

This Weekend in Hedonism (Segment 3)

  • Cheryl's Recipe Corner!
  • New York Style Cheesecake
  • Ingredients
    • 15 graham crackers, crushed      
    • 2 tablespoons butter, melted
    • 4 (8 ounce) packages cream cheese 
    • 1 1/2 cups white sugar
    • 3/4 cup milk
    • 4 eggs
    • 1 cup sour cream
    • 1 tablespoon vanilla extract
    • 1/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • Directions
    • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Grease bottom and sides of a 9 inch springform pan. In a medium bowl, mix graham cracker crumbs with melted butter. Press onto bottom of springform pan. In a large bowl, beat cream cheese with sugar until smooth (DO NOT OVER BEAT!). Stir in milk, and then mix in the eggs one at a time, mixing just enough to incorporate. Mix in sour cream, vanilla and flour until smooth. Pour filling into prepared crust. Fill a pan full of hot water, and place on your lower rack of your oven, below your cheesecake.  Place your cheesecake on the rack above (check your water pan occasionally, and make sure that there is always water in it.) Bake in preheated oven for 1 hour. Turn the oven off and let cake cool in oven with the door closed for 5 to 6 hours (DO NOT OPEN DOOR!); this prevents cracking. Chill in refrigerator until serving.
  • Russ's Drink Corner
  • Willett Pot Still Reserve Bourbon
  • Description
    • Willett has a storied past beginning in the mid 1670's. It's an easy drinking whiskey. Balanced flavors of creaminess, spiciness and florals. Finish has mint, spice and earthy wood character. Beautiful pot still decanter.
  • Details
    • Mashbill: 72% corn, 13% rye, 15% malted barley
    • ABV: 47% (94 Proof)
    • Region: Bardstown, Kentucky, USA
    • Color: Bright (slighly old) copper
    • Nose: Brown sugar and spice, wild cherry, oak, buttered toast, soft vanilla, corn syrup, molasses, black pepper, subtly floral, ripe blueberries, raspberry, orange 
    • Taste: Sweet corn syrup, orange marmalade, vanilla, soft oak tannins, subtle fruits, floral and herbal spices, hint of coconut, wild cherry and black pepper 
    • Finish: Spiced vanilla with oak tannins, orange marmalade with just a touch of peppery heat, vanilla and spices, coconut and the oak tannin bitterness
    • Price: $50 (750ml)
    • Rating: 91
  • Bill's Whatever Corner
  • Cigar City Brewing Jai Alai®
  • Details
    • An intense bouquet of tangerine and candied orange peel entice the nose while flavors of clementines, Valencia orange and subtle caramel provide counterpoint to an assertive bitterness and rich malt character. Bold hop flavor and aroma from six different hop varietals is front and center in this flavorful American IPA.
    • ABV: 7.5%
    • IBU: 70

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