Yes the brown tint is supposed to be there. You will also find that Pyrocat is better in tubes - very even development. Plus you can choose to do either gentle, minimal, extreme minimal, semi-stand or stand development. I personally prefer gentle and minimal. Also I find that BPF 200 aka Classic 200 aka Fortepan 200 is nowhere as good as Efke PL100 with Pyrocat and contact printing on AZO (or alt process for that matter). How do you like overall and local contrast on your BPF negs? I suspect there is not much of either, at least when I compare my Classic 200 negs with my Efke PL100 negs. In addition I find that Classic 200 is better suited for higher contrast subjects (SBRs >= 9).