I have wanted to make baked beans from scratch for a while now. I finally got around to it last week. I more or less followed Alton Brown's Once and Future Bean Recipe. He is one of my favorites on the Food Network and has yet to steer me wrong with any of his recipes that I have tried.
Darren has been raving about these beans all week, and I remembered to take a lot of pictures, so I'm putting them up here. I started with a bag of dried navy beans. I soaked them in a plastic container with enough water to cover them by about an inch. These ended up soaking for about 32 hours, but they need a good 24 hours to soak. I advise checking them once or twice to make sure there is enough water.
I served these beans with some corn muffins, and Darren went crazy for them.