Skins coming off black beans right away

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I put some black beans in water to soak, and the skins started coming off right away. Also many of the beans were splitting.

Does this mean the beans are old?
 

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In my own experience with black beans, when you soak them too long they'll do this. They shouldn't soak longer than 6 hours. Also, if the beans get really old, it is pretty much impossible to soak to where you got them. They peel less if they're old.
 

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Mine split open all the time. I usually let them soak for eight hours or more.
 

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In my own experience with black beans, when you soak them too long they'll do this. They shouldn't soak longer than 6 hours. Also, if the beans get really old, it is pretty much impossible to soak to where you got them. They peel less if they're old.

I have heard that. But, in my case, the skins came off right away. The beans were not even in the water a few seconds.
 

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No idea. I've never seen that in my own experience with black beans. Do you buy quality organic beans?
 

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