@Boatboy24 was kind enough to give me one of his old barrels to try my luck at recooping. It took a surprising little time, about 2 1/2 hours to disassemble, sand and put it back together and ready for toasting. The barrel could have had an ever so slight hint of VA although after sanding I can't detect it. I'm going to mix about a gallon of K-meta citric solution and put it in the bottom of a sealed fermenter and let it sit raised for a few days just to be safe prior to toasting. For toasting I'm going to get a metal paint can and put a bunch of holes in it to hold the burning oak. I'm a little unsure how long to keep the burning fire inside the barrel for the proper toast level.