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I use the 'Made in America' Frontier lumps from BJ's Wholesale. I stocked piled a bunch of the 34lb bags @ the $16.99 sale. I never tried the 'Made in Mexico' bags, I would read the Naked Whiz DB for his review & people's comments.
For me, it's the same as Royal Oak (Made in the USA) in terms of smokeyness and time needed to burn off VOCs. I found some HUGE pieces the size of cantaloupe melons in Frontier that I save for Low & Slow. In RO, size are often softball to golf ball size. I sort it by dumping it onto a covered table (outside) to remove all the uncharred bits. As a test, I once placed a nice size uncharred piece on top of the lump pile for a test. 15mins and still had white smoke coming out of the top. Removed that one piece and no white smoke.
It's a pain & hassle to sort, but, I get better results doing it. I skip sorting when using Rockwood and just dump from the bag. (Love that Rockwood!)