Okay yeah i am a nubie at this incredible art and way to cook and smoke some awesome meats and here is the deal. when i smoked my first butt this past Sunday during preparing everything before firing up the smoker i anticipated smoking the butt all day long as the side of the road rule of thumb 1 and a half hour per pound and went over board on the amount of wood chips i soaked and have alot left over still sitting in the water from sunday soaking well they are drowned for sure now sitting at the bottom of the pot in the very colorful water with a lid on it, but here is the questions. can these woodchips (mesquite and Hickory) still be used for the next weekend smoke? are they still holding their flavors? how long can you soak woodchips without losing the mesquite or hickory or whatever chips flavor. would like to hear from some of you master smokers before i maybe ruin some good meat by maybe using leftover woodchips i maybe shouldn't be using. thank you, thank you very much!