tangiers is finicky. it takes a little while (at least for me) to get a hang of it. BUT when you DO get it right, it's still a "heavy" smoke (again, for me). Not harsh but heavy.
try less coals... and go here:
scoop's how-to really helped get the ball rolling in the right direction for me.
**note - many people on the site say that using an egyptian bowl matters little...**