I tried this recipe last week. I soaked the beans overnight and did this recipe, but the beans were still too crunchy. This batch was worth the effort! They have a sweet flavor with all of the brown sugar, syrup and molasses, but they also have a real KICK at the end with the cayenne pepper. I really think that you should do this recipe in your smoker, but they're also something you could do in your oven, too. I'd put these in the oven at 275-300 for a couple hours. Here's the recipe and how I finished them in the smoker! Ingredients 2 lbs of Great Northern or white beans soaked overnight and simmered for about an hour until soft and almost mushy 1 lb bacon cooked and chopped 1 cup BBQ sauce 1/4 cup maple syrup 1/4 cup molasses 1/2 cup brown sugar 2 tbls ketchup 2 tbls Worcestershire sauce 1 tbls granulated garlic 1 tbls granulated onion 1 tbls cracked black pepper 1 tbls rib rub (any kind) 1 tsp salt 1/2 tsp ground mustard 1/4 tsp cayenne pepper Add all of the ingredients in a large bowl and combine. Add the cooked and softened beans to the bowl and toss with the mixture. Place the beans in a smoker-safe container. I used a large aluminum pan about 9x11x2. Cover tightly with aluminum foil. Place in your smoker and crank it up to about 250 for 2 hours. After 2 hours, remove the foil, stir, and start adding some smoke. I used apple wood for this batch. Let it smoke for another 2 hours, stirring a couple of times. The only change I'd make to this recipe is to add some more liquid. I might double the BBQ sauce, syrup, molasses and ketchup. They weren't dry, but if you want something closer to "out of the can," consider adding a little more liquid.