Fireman by trade and passionate barbecuer, Fred Brewer’s love for cooking began when he was a child. Fred could be found in the kitchen helping his mother, and as he grew he would cook nightly dinners while his parents worked. During high school and college Fred worked at Friendly’s as a server where he became fonder of the food service. In 2009 Fred received his first smoker as a Christmas gift. It was a rough start, but with patience and practice, he refined his smoking.
By 2012, Fred honed the art of smoking and started making his own rubs and sauces. He adapted family recipes and gave them a southern twist. He regularly cooked for family and friends and dreamt of one day smoking up delicious BBQ for others.
In the winter of 2016, Fred built a new smoker and decided to share his love of smoking with the public. With his family and close friends, the Duffields, he started FireMan Freddie’s BBQ. By 2017, Fred found out that the small smoker that he had built could not keep up with the demand of the local food scene.
In 2018, Fred attempted to have an extra large smoker built for his operation, but after a year wasted on three different builders and nothing to show for, he decided to do it himself. Fred brought in his good buddy Matt who did all the welding while he cut and ground all the metal. After 18 months the new trailer was operational, but only for the 2019 season.
At the end of the 2019 season Fred was dreaming bigger and better again. After much thought and even throwing around the idea of a brick and mortar, Fred decided to stick to what he loved, small and personable. Around Thanksgiving Fred came across a huge company that specialized in BBQ trailers, Southern Dimensions BBQ and Concession Trailers in Southern Georgia. They even built one for Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives’ Guy Fieri. The new 24′ trailer would be top of the line, sparing no expense- truly the dream trailer. In what seemed to be no time at all the trailer was under contract and being built and in the first week of March 2020 Fred drove the beast home from Waycross, GA.
Fred could not have done this without the support of his wife, children, extended family, friends, & loyal customers. Come join us at the next local event or private party.
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