If you have the time, after you rinse the dry peanuts of any dirt or what ever, I place the peanuts in a holding container and then fill with fresh clean water. I let them soak overnight. My boiling time of dry peanuts have reduced from 11-13 hours too 6-8 depending on the soak time. Every batch of peanuts I buy take different times too cook due to the moisture content. Luck!!