if they would make them thicker, and 6.5gal i could justify the $40.
That's pretty steep, I wouldn't justify that either.
A guy at the shop I work at was doing his first batch of beer with some of his friends (ie, drunk, ignorant, a-holes), and forgot ice. He went on a run to get it, telling them to just shut the stove off when it got to 0 min. They got impatient and poured it into his BB... sucker melted and slumped to the side, but didn't spill his beer. He fermented it out in that... I'm sure there were all kinds of bad things there...