I used to soak the beans overnight and then change the water, but several years ago I got lazy and decided to just toss everything in the slow cooker and just go for it. As long as you rinse them off real good and get rid of the rocks they don't seem to be much different than the soaked variety, although they do seem to take a little longer to cook.
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