I prefer not to touch any type of solved types either. You can buy one or two bubble bags ya know? One one gallon bag( mesh size- find a happy medium) and a bucket and some dry ice.
Or look up Gumby Method. Its just a 5 gall bucket, ice, and your trim. Stir that shit , etc, siphon.. Youtube gumby method and search it here as well. I forget but someone has a nice thread on it in the hash subform.
Dry ice, fast and clean, takes very little time. You would need to invest in a bubble bag.
Gumby - water ,ice, gravity, a small hose to siphon and some patience. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kr0X-C2C_3g
As far as the bag size, read around in here or maybe someone will chime in on an optimal mesh size. Some of these guys in here freak out if one particle of leaf is in their hash. If thats not you, one bag is totally cool. I use a 1 gallon 120 mesh. I am very pleased with my personal smoke when making dry ice hash.
Hash snob disclaimer- i am only suggesting cheap methods, cause Op wants cheap.
Steak at Dennys or Steak at Peter Luger's? Ones cheap and one has incredible juices rofl. Yes cheap will not be as "good", its relative, but OP knows that. =) gl buddy