Did my 1st batch of buckboard yesterday and it didn't cure all the way in the center (still brown). Is it still ok to eat? About 1/4 of the slices have a narrow brown band right in the center. Or should I cut that part out? I followed a recipe from the web that many others have. I also removed the bone in the shoulder and split it in half to help cure. The thickest part was about 3.5 inches. I used tenderquick for 10 days.