The Kinnaird Kanister is the latest in moisture control. By drying air before it reaches the pipe bag, the Kanister provides longer playing time without stopping for moisture problems.
The Kanister system installs easily by plugging into the base of the blowpipe stock. The small and large Kanisters are interchangable if you desire both sizes. You can also order extra Kanisters individually for $25.00 CDN each.
Large -1.3 lbs (595g) for hose and Kanister - Kanister is 6-1/2" (16.5cm) Long with a 2-3/4" (7cm) Diameter
Small -0.7lbs (330g) for hose and Kanister - Kanister is 5-3/16" (13cm) Long with a 2-3/8" (6cm) Diameter
, July 21st, 2012 11:45 pm
By: steven hill
Great product for keeping your reeds dry. It is a little heavier than some systems though but this can be good when playing a lighter, synthetic bag. It gives your pipes a little more balance. Some have complained it is a little air restrictive but you can take some of the pellets out to make the air flow better and reduce weight! Does the job, May 3rd, 2011 01:04 pm
By: D.J McDonald
I installed a large Kanister a year ago (in a large L&M Scotian)
I blow wet enough so was looking for something to dry the air rather than just dropout the moisture. The Kanister does the job. After a good blow, the inside of my pipe bag is dry.
The Kanister; however, is heavy and it adds a bit of drag to the air-flow. It takes a little getting used to.
After getting used to the weight, I've had no problems handling my pipes.
I have only one container of desiccant so I've been drying it by microwave with no problems.
A potential problem could be the lock ring holding the hose assembly to the inside of the Kanister cap. It appears to be a high carbon steel and is rusting. As most of the system seems to be commercially available stuff, hopefully a replacement ring is easy to find when the rusting gets too advanced. Best drying system I've seen., April 28th, 2011 11:41 am
By: Andrew Stewart(Piper 4) Read my other reviews
I absolutely love this thing! Plug and play, just as effective as the Ross system, no rubber bands to tackle like in the Ross and it's half the price. Worth every penny! Works well, but a little heavy, December 2nd, 2010 08:51 pm
By: Colum Faris(Piper ) Read my other reviews
I bought this system several years ago. It is very effective absorbing any moisture but I find it a little heavy to play my pipes comfortably. , September 20th, 2010 08:24 am
By: Blair Campbell(Piper ) Read my other reviews
If you have a Bannatyne bag, it seals in ALL the moisture from your breath. This will eventually wreak havoc with your drones, and worse yet, cause wooden pipes to crack and split. Do NOT try to cut corners by rationalizing that you are a â€˜dry blowerâ€™, there is no such thing with a Bannatyne bag. This Kanister system is worth every penny, both for protecting your pipes, and for making your playing sessions more enjoyable. Excellent product, February 27th, 2010 06:47 pm
By: Ian Richmond(Piper ) Read my other reviews
This system is great in a Bannatyne hybrid bag. I purchased a second canister and alternate them. That way, they dry out completely between uses.
I also play a small Gannaway bag (without grommets) and regret that the Kinnaird system does not fit into that bag. The neck is just not wide enough to allow for its installation. , October 17th, 2008 09:18 am
By: Maureen Ellis
This was included with my daughter's pipe purchase. Rob really thinks of everything to maintain one's pipes in perfect order. , October 4th, 2008 11:59 pm
By: Shawn Husk
I absolutely love this product! Simple and effective moisture control. Who could ask for more? The zeolite spheres inside absorb all the moisture you can put into this thing and it keeps your pipes completely dry. They are easily \"recharged\" ie. dried out by leaving the canister out overnight, or if you are more in a hurry by microwaving them. Very well made and durable product. A+++