I didn't bother. It's a stout it's not like I'm trying to avoid intense flavors. Everything about this beer is big. Big malt, big roast, high bitterness, high alcohol, and big brett likely. I would boil oak cubes for lighter flavored beers with my plan of this being in the fermentor for a year or so, the rough edges will likely smooth out over time anyway.
Going through life is hard.
Going through life stupid is harder.