Hey guys I am very new to this smoking stuff but loving it so far! I have a WSM 22.5" as was recommended to me by a friend. Well this is my 3rd shot at doing bacon and my first try curing it in a brine. I used POPS BRINE. As the title states when I pulled the bacon from the brine, there was a clear slimy substance that was on the bacon. There was no foul odor and the color of the bacon looked fine to me. Just curious if this is normal or should I just not risk it and toss it? Interested in your opinions. I am looking to smoke it Wednesday morning if I do go ahead and smoke it. Thanks in advance for your input. Here is a couple of pics of my first ever bacon that I did a couple of months ago.