Lockhart Smokehouse pit master Will Fleishman appears on the season premiere episode of “BBQ Pitmasters,” which airs at 8 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 16, on Destination America.

The episode was filmed at Bedford Blues & BBQ over Labor Day weekend. The episode pits Fleishman’s meat-smoking skills against those of the Burnt Bean Co. of New Braunfels and Buzzie’s BBQ of Kerrville.

I’ve never seen this show, but the judges include Aaron Franklin, of the famous Franklin Barbecue in Austin, and a guy named Tuffy, so that seems legit.