Whenever I have an aged beer there always seems to be a distinct taste and smell to it (dried fruit?). I like that flavor/aroma, but I don't want to wait 1+ years to obtain it. Does anyone know of a way to imitate it in a homebrew?
You're most likely experiencing oxidation and sherry like notes. You could maybe throw some Special B in there to get some of those types of flavors. You might also try to experiment with storing some of the beer warm to quicken the aging process.
I read about that before, but it sounds bogus to me since the idea doesn't really make sense.
I read a report that it only works on certain wines, not all. That is probably not the best article to use. I don't think this guy was the inventor of the idea, just put together a gadget. There was some research behind this if I recall correctly.
So a rule of thumb in chemistry is that every 10C doubles the rate of reaction. I guess in theory I could hide some in the 85C oven at work and have it ready in a week.... or maybe 40-50C and wait a few months so I don't destroy the yeast. the higher ups might frown upon the idea unfortunately