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EspeciallyBitter
I use preserving jars – Mason or Ball jars are the most common brands. They're not common (or cheap) in the UK because preserving/canning is nowhere near as common as it is North America, but you can probably get them off Amazon or from Lakeland or something. They're handy because they have the two-piece lid. I remove the inner bit and use sanitised foil, held in place by the outer screw ring. I screw the ring on finger tight, then unscrew it half a turn or so. This holds the foil in place but prevents any pressure build up. (Unlikely if stored in a fridge, but you never know, and I keep some of these jars for over six months.) If you're not worried about pressure building up, you can just use the two-piece lid to seal the jar.

I keep a half centimetre of beer in the bottom of the FV, swirl it to 'liquefy' the yeast sediment/trub, then dump it into a jar to within a few centimetres of the top. After a few days or a week in the fridge the slurry and beer separates very well. The foil makes a handy blank space to label the contents of the jar.
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Clibit
My mum used to use kilner jars, the British equivalent, for preserving fruit etc. 
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wobleylegs
home bargins sell them mason jars cheap enough.  their 79p for 500ml jar and £1 for the 1 litre jars. ive half a dozen here i use
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Robert
If I'm going to re-use yeast I generally culture it up from the deposit at the bottom of a bottle.
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Tigermoth
Clibit wrote:
My mum used to use kilner jars, the British equivalent, for preserving fruit etc. 


They still make Kilner jars because they are imported into NZ and we may buy them or Mason jars as we get them both, home preserving and jam making etc. is still alive here.
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Clibit
Tigermoth wrote:


They still make Kilner jars because they are imported into NZ and we may buy them or Mason jars as we get them both, home preserving and jam making etc. is still alive here.


And still alive here too. I like reusing small jars for yeast cos they take up much less fridge space and I like to fill them, and they hold plenty of yeast for a 10 litre brew or a starter. 
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Tigermoth
Clibit wrote:


And still alive here too. I like reusing small jars for yeast cos they take up much less fridge space and I like to fill them, and they hold plenty of yeast for a 10 litre brew or a starter. 


Yes mustard and marmite jars are excellent for that aren't they with the plastic lids and easy to keep clean.
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