Thanks guys. My bf wanted to try to make ham and beans. He put a whole 5 lb ham and a bag of beans with about two gallons of water in an electric roaster to cook all day and didn't want any input from me. Only advice I gave was to add a bay leaf and he didn't want to do that either.
He's at work and just asked me to check on them. I saw about 10 bean skins floating on top, still WAY too much water and the very tip of a ham sticking out. Oh well, you live and you learn. I messed up my first batch of beans too. I added the wrong spices I think and they were awful!