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
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Works well with a hybrid bag, October 15th, 2016 12:49 pm By: Ian Richmond(Piper ) Read my other reviews
I have been using the Kinnaird Kanister Moisture Control system for several years. I found that the tube and bottle supplied with Bannatyne hybrid bags was just not sufficient for me, so I tried the Kinnaird system. It works really well. I like that it connects to the blowpipe stock, so that the inside of my bag stays dry and I have nothing attached to my drones. My only complaint with it, and the reason I give it 4/5 instead of 5/5, is that the desiccant balls give off some dust that has to be cleaned from under the drone reed tongues occasionally. Very effective, October 12th, 2016 03:43 pm By: Len Clark(Piper ) Read my other reviews
The Kinnaird moisture control system is very simple to install and is the most effective moisture control system that I have tried. After extended blowing sessions there is no noticeable moisture inside the pipe bag and virtually none on the drone reeds. Concerns about moisture build up effecting reed performance during long playing sessions are practically eliminated when this system is installed. Maintenance of the system is easy (just follow the enclosed instructions). Any negatives such as increased weight (minimal), or system maintenance (also minimal)are greatly offset by the improvement in moisture control and the resulting benefit of more worry free playing. Highly recommend this product. Great easy product, May 30th, 2015 01:02 pm By: Charlie Martin
I'm a fairly dry blower but still having some moisture problems after a long morning of competition. I wanted something simple and fairly maintenance free. After looking at all the options and trying a couple other products this seemed to fit my needs. The canister attaches directly to the blowpipe stock. No other hoses to come loose. No other hoses to interfere with air flow to the drones or chanter. It works well in a hide bag with seasoning and the microb-resistant tube so far has been easy to keep clean and sanitary which is more than I can say for the tube trap I tried. I noticed an instant improvement in the steadiness of my pipes after long sessions. Highly recommended. , September 25th, 2013 03:42 pm By: Andrew Rice
Being a very "wet blower", this product has aided my piping greatly. I noticed a huge improvement immediately over other moisture control systems I've tried, and I got used to the extra weight quickly. I can play much longer without worry about wet reeds and having an extra kanister on hand makes for a quick change if necessary. Good alternative to the Ross system, September 7th, 2013 12:42 pm By: John Dennis
Just finished a week of playing with Kanister, and I am impressed. Reduced the moisture in my bag tenfold without affecting volume in my drones. I like that I can easily remove the system for drying. It is a little heavy, so I have to get used to that, but otherwise a great product for wet blowers like myself. Highly recommend it. , 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 2) 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+++