« on: October 10, 2016, 12:48:54 PM »
It seems that you are thinking about a lot of different scenarios. Anyway here are my answers with my scenarios.
I generally keep kegs in my fridge or in a cold part of the basement attached to picnic taps most of the time. I may insulate the line when I can't cool the line directly, e.g., at a picnic. When transporting a keg by car, I usually disconnect the taps to avoid accidentally opening the tap and avoid open container laws. I reconnect the tap after spraying starsan on the connections. Once the keg kicks I'll clean the line and tap when it is convenient, which could be weeks.
The only "disaster" I've had was accidentally putting a sour tap on a non-sour keg.
I hope this helps.