It was step-outside-and-you'll-die-of-heatstroke hot today, so I ended up just spreading out an old blanket on the kitchen floor and attacking the blubs with some scissors and an old toothbrush. It was messy, but effective.
I got almost 50 bulbs. I had to throw away one due to spoilage, but otherwise everyone looks fairly good.
As far as varieties go, I think next time I'll skip the Broadleaf Czech--it seemed to split worse than the other kinds. I got the Inchelium Red and the Shvelisi a little mixed up, so I'm not positive which is which, but both held together well. I think those are the kinds I would plant again. Supposedly each variety has a distinctive taste, but I roasted up one of each tonight and couldn't really tell a difference.
Gracious! If it all keeps, we'll still be eating it this time next year!