I wanted to let you know that I have found another way to can dried beans that works better for me than the method I described in my earlier post.
Soak your dried beans overnight. Drain. Place in pot, well covered with water. Bring to boil, then simmer for 1/2 hour. Put the beans in hot, sterilized jars to 3/4 full, then fill with cooking liquid to 1/2 inch headroom. Process at 10 lbs. pressure for 90 minutes.
This method leaves less empty space in your finished jars.