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From: Pat (
Subject: First batch of kidney beans......"Stinko de Mayo"
Date: May 5, 2003 at 12:27 pm PST

Well, not that bad....I think I ate too many of them. I cooked about two dry cups of kidney beans and ate about a third of that batch.
Later that the middle of the night....something strange began to happen.....underground vocanic action...relentless for about 8 hours.

Since then, I've been just adding a few table spoons of my orginal batch to other dishes. A more moderate amount.

So anyway, this is how I cooked my beans. First in the PC I did the quick pressure soak.. Brought them up to pressure and cooked for six minutes. Then drained away the water and rinsed. Then I put more water in and a few spices and cooked for about 15 minutes. They seemed soft enough but not overdone.

I just thought more of the gas properties would have been cooked/soaked out of them, but perhaps I just ate too many for a first try.

Would it help any to soak them over night, AND then also do a quick pressure soak/rinse and then cook them until soft. Would that double soak method remove any more of the volcanic action of the beans?

Perhaps Pinto beans or others would have less volcanic action.


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