SWMBO is going quilting tomorrow, it will be raining, so I'm brewing. Just wondering how some of you handle a couple of things. One, do you clean and sanitize carboy, measuring tools, etc. ahead of time, like the day before or do you do that on brewday? Also do you keep a lid on your kettle during the boil or do you just let it steam away? If it matters, I brew outside under a covered patio.