Dude this is great. I added the SS 12" to my wishlist on amazon yesterday and it was $14 bucks. Looked at it today and it dropped to $8.56 with free second day shipping cuz of my Prime membership. I had been debating getting the FB from Jaybird for my 10G rubbermaid but i think this just saved me a ton of money.
Also for the barb issue, try a dremel sanding tool, thats what im gonna use. It worked great for the sharp edges on my keggle cuts.
One question though... how does it hold up with large grain bills? Any issue with bending?