I just pulled my flat and point out of the brine after 10 days. Does the meat look right? I expected it to all be a reddish color. As you can see in the pics it has a lot of brown. Is this normal. Never tried this before. Update: Totally amazing how great it turned out. I was so freaked out when I took it out of the brine. The meat was scary looking. Thanks to everybody for reassuring me it was fine. I boiled it for 3 hours. My wife would not stop eating it. We both feel it is the best corned beef we ever had. It has tons of flavor and is so tender it melts in you mouth. I will be doing this again real soon. Cant wait to make some reubens. The pastrami will be going in the smoker Monday.