I do see co2 bubbles coming out of the solution. Could it be that it is fermenting but the Star San is killing any krausen that would be forming?
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I'd go with chips (not least as I can't get cubes in the UK), but you do need to keep tasting as if left too long they can impart an overly harsh flavor.
Agreed... you can easily get too much oak in IPAs and IIPAs if you're not careful.
For the malt bill - if you want to lighten it up without sacrificing balance and malt presence, check clone recipes of Stone's Ruination and arrogant bastard. Arrogant holds up really nicely to the good amount of oak character they add to it.