My husband and I love to spend time together. We have so much in common, which is super great for our marriage. There are so many things that we love to do together! Of course, we have our own things that we do by ourselves. I love to read, cross stitch and bullet journal, while he loves playing video games and fishing.
A couple of Christmases ago, my husband got a beer making kit from my parents, and he started doing that as one of his hobbies as well. In our old house our kitchen was really rather small, so it was difficult for both of us to get in the kitchen with all of his equipment needed for brewing.
Since we’ve moved, this is a hobby that we both have taken on. I have to admit, when my sister-in-law said that she loves helping my brother brew beer, I was skeptical. So, when Hubby wanted to brew his first beer in the new house, I jumped at the opportunity to help him. It was so much fun. Seriously, I didn’t think that I would enjoy it much, but I really did! He’s got a brew journal where he makes all his notes for his ingredients, process, etc. and I love helping him fill it out while we wait for the beer to boil.
It’s even gotten to the point where I am researching beer making methods, looking at more kits for us to buy (hello, summer shandy!), and am super excited to complete the next step in the process. I’ve even joined the home brewing sub on Reddit so I can read the questions and answers from other novice brewers. We have finished our first beer together, a Cream Ale, and it’s currently sitting in bottles waiting to be put into the fridge. It’s even more fun because it’s something that my whole family enjoys. My uncle started brewing his own beer which got my dad interested. My parents then bought my husband the kit, and last year we bought one for my brother. We’re talking about doing an Oktoberfest brew off and getting the whole family involved.
Although I love my hobbies that I do on my own, it’s super fun to be involved in something with my husband. It’s something we both enjoy and take an interest in, and we both can reap the benefits with some delicious beer at the end of the process.
Do you have any hobbies that you do with your significant other? I’d love to hear what they are!