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Old 05-26-2007, 11:12 AM   #21
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Are you in some closed up office environment where people are constantly exposed to, and bombarded by the foul stench you produce?

I'd suggest eating beans when you know you won't be in such a precarious situation.
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Old 05-26-2007, 12:22 PM   #22
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gosh, we eat so many beans around here, I forgot how you can be a persona non grata if you only eat them occasionally which confirms the theory that if you eat them on a regular basis your system adjusts.Okay, from my experience, the people who have posted that you throw the bath water out without the beans are right. Do throw out the soak water and add fresh water before cooking and yes, my m-i-l swears by the small addition of baking soda. I've never done it but we eat lots of beans (mainly pinto, ranch style, and black beans) so it's never been a problem around here. I've also read that it's the sugars in the beans that also are the offending agent and throwing out the soak water eliminates a lot of that. I dont' know-I've never cooked my beans in the overnight soak water. I always throw it out and start with fresh water.
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Old 05-26-2007, 12:41 PM   #23
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Why all these exorbitant lengths to prevent people from farting? Am i missing something? Everyone farts.

What is the problem exactly?

Is it that as you become older your farts tend do deteriorate into atomic blasts?
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Old 05-26-2007, 12:45 PM   #24
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YOu are so funny!
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Old 05-26-2007, 01:22 PM   #25
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lol, trying to throw in some humor, but this thread is bizarre. as a young man ive never heard of any of these issues.

The only think i can think of is as you get older you can really clear out a room.
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Old 05-26-2007, 01:41 PM   #26
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Old 06-02-2007, 04:15 PM   #27
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Epazote does seem to work. I use it whenever I cook beans - also never cook the beans in the soaking water. Sometimes I even par cook and toss that water - especially if I want to really be safe.
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Old 06-04-2007, 02:53 PM   #28
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I save the meat and bones from the Christmas and Thanksgiving hams to use in my beans. I recently found the recipe for "Congressional Beans", as in the Congressional dining room. They were awesome - now is my ONLY bean recipe!
I used to cook my meat (ham hock; hog jowl; back or neck bones or whatever was available) with a whole onion. Now I cook the meat and onions in a frying pan and add them to the beans just before eating them. Try it, you will like it!
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Old 06-04-2007, 03:32 PM   #29
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I agree with the throw the water out after soaking but I also go one step further and cook the beans bringing just to a boil where you can see foam on top of the beans then dump the water and rinse the beans and wash out the pot then put back on the stove to cook and flavor. Seems like a lot of work just for a pot of beans but as of yet I have not had any complaints about mine.
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Old 06-04-2007, 03:44 PM   #30
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I agree with the throw the water out after soaking but I also go one step further and cook the beans bringing just to a boil where you can see foam on top of the beans then dump the water and rinse the beans and wash out the pot then put back on the stove to cook and flavor. Seems like a lot of work just for a pot of beans but as of yet I have not had any complaints about mine.
I tend to change the soaking water every 2-3 hours (if soaking 12-24 hours before cooking). Like chefchewy, I will bring to just to a boil and then do the same as they do. It does really cut down on the gas if not almost all doing it this way. Believe me (a lifelong pinto bean-eater), it does help, lol.
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