Here is something I have been meaning to try and I'll make it an invitation to the group to try it along with me. I want to develop a credible faux bourbon from ingredients that are easily obtained, and by that I mean obtained in any supermarket, not at a home brew store. I'm thinking of things such as simple syrup, vanilla, caramel, liquid smoke and I don't know what else. You start from a base of vodka. Whatever you create, you have to be able to replicate it. There has to be a recipe anyone can make. Then we share them, make them, try them, and use that knowledge to improve our own.
It will be like a Wikipedia of fake bourbon recipes.
The point? To punk Jim Murray, of course.
This is no stupider than a lot of my other ideas.