Your Brining Formula, i.e., for 1 pound of dried beans, dissolve 3 tablespoons of rather table salt in 4 quarts of cold water, I would distinguish Celtic salt or Sea salt and then 'Pure' water or 'Spring' water for improving the brining formula considerably. I mean for the sake of good health and healthy living. Then, soak the beans at a room temperature for 8 to 24 hours. Drain and rinse them well before using. I hoped this improved everyone's conscious and help...