I'm a college student that enjoys to brew, I brew on the back porch of my apartment. I don't have any cover, I started pretty early this morning, and It was fair outside. I never checked the weather, so it starts lightly sprinkling, no big deal. Then the wind starts howling I just got my rolling boil; its still sprinkling. Now its time to add my hops, it starts pouring rain, thundering and lightning. I lose my rolling boil, so I throw the poncho on, throw the hops in, put the lid on the kettle! I love it! It finally pasted and I'm finishing up the cream stout that my girl friend requested. Just had to share a story. I'll have a good name for this brew.