Took a few of my barrels to a Cooper to have them filed and recharred. Left a half a liter of makers mark sit in the barrels for about a week and I was back in business. The toasted oak flavor was more pronounced but I'm sure it will be muted after the next batch. look locally for a Cooper perhaps on craigslist or at a historical society found mine making barrels at sauders historical village in bryan Ohio.
I just sent paypal request for payment to those of you who provided me with an email address. If anyone elso would like a barrel please let me know. I will pick them up tomorrow and start shipping on Friday.