Good that you have the results with fresh water soaking and the rinsing too. I never add salt to my beans when I soak them in baking soda since that provides salt and takes care of the gas created by them too. I sure do like the bean recipes and like them alone too.Thank you for your comments on your method.Soaking the beans overnight does help with flatulence. I also rinse them several times after soaking and use fresh water to cook them. This also helps to cut down on the after effects.