Bourbon barrel porter, soaked oak too soon!

Brewed the NB bourbon barrel porter today and didn’t read the timeline close enough. Basically I thought that after 2 weeks in the primary it would be ready to rack to secondary and add the chips. Upon closer inspection I see that the chips should be added 2-3 weeks after secondary starts. What should I do with these chips? Let them soak for up to 5 weeks? Or pull the chips out and let them dry, and resoak them a week or two before my 3 weeks in secondary is up? Thanks.

Just let them soak and you’ll be fine. From my understanding, the chips are only going to absorb so much bourbon anyway.