Not saying it's not a good idea.
Me, I soak the beans overnight, empty out to collander, rinse them once but well. There's a trick some do, instead of overnight soaking, that I forget, a fast boil for something like 20 minutes. Don't trust me, haven't done that for years.
I cook them slow on low in my smallish slow cooker, add what I want to, and I like mine spicy, except for salt, which I add toward the end, not being certain it would be ok at the beginning, that being understood as a bad thing to do in earlier recipes, maybe or maybe not an old wives' tale.
Let us know how you like the new (to us) way..