I soaked about 1 pound of beans yesterday and kept them soaking overnight. Then before I went to work, I drained and rinsed them and put them into the crockpot and covered with water. Put the Ham bone in and turned it on low and went to work. Oh my gosh. The house smelled soooo good when I came home from work! I made some cornbread. Served the ham and beans in the bowls. Yummy!!