Crock Pot Variation: Add all ingredients to the crock pot. Depending on the size of you crock pot, you may only be able to add 8 cups of water. Stir gently. Cover 3/4 of the way and cook on high for 3 hours. After 3 hours, skim the foam off the top. Taste for salt and other spices. Adjust to your liking. Continue cooking for 2 more hours.