Originally Posted by thoughtfulmom
"Dangerous level" is what concerns me. My idea of dangerous is usually different from what regulations require! Lol. Do you have a decently affordable option otherwise?
Standard sanke 15.5 gallon kegs and standard 5 or 10 or 15 gallon cornelius kegs make good fermenters if you want stainless. A standard sanke keg typically costs between $50 and $100. Corny kegs of 5.5 gallon size are usually $30-$40 - but sizes that are not standard "soda" size can be pretty expensive (into the range you said you don't want to pay.)
Sanke keg accessories can be had at HBT vendors like Brewers Hardware (tri-clamp, therowell, dip tupe assembly.)