Did you pay to have your Klose tuned? I went and toured their factory recently. Debating buying one. They claim that with tuning they are very even. I know all pit builders have "claims", but their pits did seem like extreme quality, to me, and they were very confident. I know that some say they can take advantage of differences in temp zones...and I have that with my current cooker...I would prefer one that is as even as possible all over.