The neighbors refer to themselves as the Franklin Forest Frolickers. These beans have been baked in the "official" pot for many years.
Cook bacon in a large skillet until crisp; reserve 2 tablespoons drippings. Crumble bacon.
Stir together bacon, bacon drippings, beans, and next 5 ingredients in a roasting pan.
Bake, covered, at 350° for 3 hours. Stir in vinegar.