Two weeks ago I threw a few elk roasts in a batch of Pop's brine. I took them out today to dry tonight and smoke them tomorrow, for something like Bearcarvers dried beef. But when I took them out of the bag, they are kind of multicolored. Some parts are more reddish, and then others are more greyish. Hopefully you can tell in the pics. They were submerged in a ziploc bac and I flipped the bag every day or two. But could it be that some of the pieces didn't get the cure because they were pressed against the edge of the bag? I'm not sure, and maybe it's fine. I just thought I'd see what everyone's opinion here is.