I have an idea to test the Wisdom of Crowds theory in a recipe development process. This will be a major twist on the usual 'critique my recipe' post, because no recipe exists at the beginning, but there will be one at the end, based on quantitative user input. At each step along the way of recipe development, I will post a poll question, the results of which will decide a recipe parameter(s), ingredient(s), or process. Once a result is locked in, it can't be changed. As the recipe builds, each new question will be considered in the context of the recipe. Everyone will be asked to vote on each new poll based on creating the best possible American IPA, given the decisions that have already been made. I acknowledge up front that the order I ask the questions will (unintentionally) influence the results, due to the fact that votes will be influenced by the context of the decisions the group has already made. I also acknowledge that I will not be asking any questions potentially leading to a recipe that can't be brewed on my system. At the end of all this, we'll have a group recipe, which I (at least) will brew. I'm very interested to see if the Wisdom of Crowds will result in something exceptional. Stay tuned.