I was just shopping at NG and they now carry NaOH in bead form at a very good price. 2 lbs is $5.99 and 10 lbs is $27.50 which is significantly cheaper than my usual supply company. I've never used beads, only flakes, but have read the many issues people have with static cling while using beads. Plus, NG states it's "slightly more pure than lye flakes". I'd like some input on how you all feel about one or the other and why. Also, will the "slightly more pure" change my usage rates or affect sap? I'd like to consider all angles before I buy it. Thanks in advance!